Household internet penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 1998-2018

Share of households with internet access in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2018

by S. O'Dea, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Household internet penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 1998-2018   The penetration rate of household internet in the United Kingdom (UK) remained steady for the first time in 2018, with a rate of 90 percent recorded in 2017 and 2018. While the penetration rate overall remained steady the penetration rate of mobile internet for personal use continued to rise.
More users gaining internet access

   Worldwide, the number of internet users rose from 1.02 billion users in 2005, to 3.9 billion users in 2018. As of 2017, China was the country with this highest number of internet users. The UK was home to 63.06 million internet users in that year.

Internet penetration rates around the world

Northern America and Northern Europe featured the highest internet penetration of any region globally, at 95 percent. Middle Africa showed the lowest levels, at just 12 percent. With regard to mobile internet, the United Arab Emirates showed the highest penetration rate, at 96 percent.
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Share of households with internet access in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2018

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