Tablet PC usage to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2018, by age group

This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey on tablet PC usage to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016 and 2018, broken down by age group. During the survey wave in 2018, it was found that the share of responding individuals who had reported using tablet devices to access the internet ranged from 50 to 65 percent. Among surveyed persons aged between 25 and 34 years, 60 percent used such devices to browse the internet. Furthermore, according to another study in 2016, the highest tablet ownership share was among those aged 35 to 44 and 25 to 34 years, with 70 and 67 percent, respectively.

Do you use a tablet PC to go online?*

Aged 16-2450%52%59%
Aged 25-3456%60%51%
Aged 35-4458%65%65%
Aged 45-5461%60%65%
Aged 55-6459%60%48%
Aged 55+57%59%50%
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

27th September to 4th of October 2018

Number of respondents

1,216 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

those who went online.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was "Do you go online using any of these devices? Please bear in mind that certain apps that you may use on a mobile phone or tablet computer may require you to go online; for example, social media, news or online video apps such as YouTube. (MULTI CODE)t"
Data for 2016 was taken from a previous release.

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