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Use of a tablet to go online in the UK 2012-2019, by socio-economic group

This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey on tablet use to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2012 and 2019, broken down by socio-economic group. Over the period in question, use of tablet devices to access the internet had increased in each socio-economic group. During the survey wave in 2019, it was found that 70 percent of individuals from the AB socio-economic group reported using such devices to go online.

Do you use a tablet PC to go online?*

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2019**

Number of respondents

1,293 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

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)?" (Prompted responses)
**September toNovember 2019 was the date of the most recent survey.

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