Time spent online per week per person in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2017

How many hours in a typical week would you say you use the internet?*

Time spent online per week per person in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2017 This statistic displays the results of a survey on the weekly time spent using the internet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2005 to 2017. The number of hours adults spent using the internet in a typical week increased steadily in the years from 2005 to 2017, with the average time spent using the internet being 24 hours per week in 2017. This equates to an increase of 14.1 hours since 2005 according to respondents. Numbers were not available for all years.
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How many hours in a typical week would you say you use the internet?*

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Time spent in hours
20059.9
200712.1
200912.2
201115.1
201216.8
201316.9
201420.5
201521.6
201622.9
201724
Time spent in hours
20059.9
200712.1
200912.2
201115.1
201216.8
201316.9
201420.5
201521.6
201622.9
201724
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This statistic displays the results of a survey on the weekly time spent using the internet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2005 to 2017. The number of hours adults spent using the internet in a typical week increased steadily in the years from 2005 to 2017, with the average time spent using the internet being 24 hours per week in 2017. This equates to an increase of 14.1 hours since 2005 according to respondents. Numbers were not available for all years.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2005 to 2018***
Number of respondents
1,570**
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
participants who use the internet at home or elsewhere
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was "How many hours in a typical week would you say you use the internet at home/ at your workplace or place of education/ anywhere else?" (Unprompted responses)
** n (2005) = 1,746; n (2007) = 1,723; n (2009) = 1,282; n (2011) = 1,369; n (2012) = 1,381; n (2013) = 1,272; n (2014) = 1,609; n (2015) = 1,458; n (2016) = 1,553; n (2017) = 1570.
*** July to August 2017 was the date of the most recent survey.
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