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Internet penetration of households in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2020

This statistic illustrates the percentage of adults in the United Kingdom (UK) who had internet access at home from 2000 to 2020. In 2000, 30 percent of UK adults had internet access at home. Internet access among UK adults stood at 87 percent in 2020.

Internet penetration of households in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2020

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2020

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Base: All adults aged 16+ (5812 aged 16+ in 2008, 6090 aged 16+ in 2009, 9013 aged 16+ in 2010, 3474 aged 16+ in 2011, 3772 aged 16+ in 2012, 3750 aged 16+ in 2013, 3740 aged 16+ in 2014, 3756 aged 16+ in 2015, 3737 aged 16+ in 2016, 3743 aged 16+ in 2017).
Survey question: "QE2: Do you or does anyone in your household have access to the internet/ world wide web at home (via any device, e.g. PC, laptop, mobile phone etc.)? / QE12 (QE9): Which of these methods does your household use to connect to the internet at home?"
Data for years previous to 2007 published earlier by the source.

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