Time spent online per week per person in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the weekly time spent using the internet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2005 to 2018. The number of hours adults spent using the internet in a typical week increased steadily in the years from 2005 to 2018, with the average time spent using the internet being 25.3 hours per week in 2018. This equates to an increase of 15.4 hours since 2005 according to respondents. Numbers were not available for all years.

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

Time spent in hours
201825.3
201724
201622.9
201521.6
201420.5
201316.9
201216.8
201115.1
200912.2
200712.1
20059.9
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2005 to 2018***

Number of respondents

1,602**

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) = 1.570; n (2018) = 1.602
*** September to November 2018 was the date of the most recent survey.

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