Device preference for internet browsing in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by age

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey on device preferences for internet browsing in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, broken down by age. In 2015, it was found that 45 percent of respondents aged 55 to 64 reported using a laptop most often for browsing the internet. The share of users, who most often use a desktop, increases sharply among those who are 45 years and older when compared to the other age groups and increses the older the group of respondents is. Young users are the most avid smartphone users with a share of 53 percent stating that they used their mobile device the most to access the net.

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Release date

April 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to October 2015

Number of respondents

1,387 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adult internet users that have ever undertaken each online activity.

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

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