Social media use in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by age and gender

This statistic displays the social media use in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, broken down by age and gender. During the survey period, it was found that the social networking sites accounted for 23 percent of all the time spent on communications, and 16 percent of all media and communications activity among respondents aged between 16 and 24.

Social media use as a proportion of all communications and media activity in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by gender and age group

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Release date

August 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

* All adults 16+ (1644), comms records (37827), media and comms records (108782).
Source: Digital Day 7-day diary.

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