Share of respondents who had set up their own social network profile in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2016, by socio-economic group*

Social network profile creation in the UK 2007-2016, by socio-economic group This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey among internet users regarding the creation of profiles on social networking platforms in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2007 and 2016, broken down by socio-economic group. Over the period in consideration, profile creation increased among all socio-economic group. During the survey in 2015, it was revealed that 78 percent of responding individuals from social grade C1 reported setting up their personal profile on a social networking platform. During the most recent survey wave from November to December 2016, all socio-economic groups exceed a share of 70 percent.
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200720092010201120122013201420152016
AB19%40%54%57%64%64%70%72%72%
C124%46%52%62%65%68%71%78%77%
C223%46%52%62%65%65%74%65%74%
DE20%46%58%59%66%65%73%73%82%
200720092010201120122013201420152016
AB19%40%54%57%64%64%70%72%72%
C124%46%52%62%65%68%71%78%77%
C223%46%52%62%65%65%74%65%74%
DE20%46%58%59%66%65%73%73%82%
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This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey among internet users regarding the creation of profiles on social networking platforms in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2007 and 2016, broken down by socio-economic group. Over the period in consideration, profile creation increased among all socio-economic group. During the survey in 2015, it was revealed that 78 percent of responding individuals from social grade C1 reported setting up their personal profile on a social networking platform. During the most recent survey wave from November to December 2016, all socio-economic groups exceed a share of 70 percent.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2007 to 2016**
Number of respondents
1,196***
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
those who go online.
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was: "'I'd now like to ask you some questions about social media - so using websites or apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and YouTube. Do you have a social media profile or account on any sites or apps? (SINGLE CODE)"
** The most recent survey was carried out November to December 2016.
*** n (2010) = 1,489; n (2011) = 1,369; n (2012) = 1,381; n (2013) = 1,272; n (2014) = 1,609; n (2015) = 1,458.
Data for years previous to 2013 were published earlier by the source.
The source indicates that, "The way in which the question was asked of adults was amended between 2012 and 2014, which could account for some of the differences shown."

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