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Digital content consumers in the UK 2018, by age group

This statistic displays the share of internet users who consumed digital content legally and illegally in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018, by age group. As of March 2018, it was found that 19 percent of responding internet users aged between 16 to 24 years, who downloaded or streamed/accessed digital content online, consumed entirely legally.

Share of internet users who consume digital content legally and illegally in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018, by age group

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Release date

July 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

among those who have downloaded or streamed/accessed books, computer software, films, music, TV programs or video games in the past three months.

Supplementary notes

* According to the source: "Numbers may not add up due to rounding." ** Base varied by content type: Any illegal n = 497; 100% legal n = 2,142; Total content consumers n = 2,869.

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