Use of a tablet to go online in the UK 2012-2018, 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 2018, 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 2018, it was found that 63 percent of individuals from the AB socio-economic group reported using such devices to go online. Furthermore, according to the most recent survey carried out in 2018, the share of responding individuals who used tablet PCs to browse the web was 50 percent in all survey groups.

Do you use a tablet PC to go online?*

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2018**

Number of respondents

1,196 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 2018 was the date of the most recent survey.

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