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Internet usage in the United Kingdom (UK) - Statistics & Facts

Among the EU-28 nations, the UK had the 7th highest internet penetration rate in 2018. Just five percent of users didn't have access to the internet in the past 12 months. Almost the entire nation had access to the internet with an estimated number of 62 million monthly users in 2020. This number is expected to rise to 65 million monthly users by 2025. In the same time frame the penetration rate across the UK is expected to rise to 97.5 percent.

The British use the internet most commonly for sending and receiving emails. Other activities pursued by 60 percent or more of adults in Great Britain are searching for information, social networking, reading the news and online banking. This leads the digital audience in the UK to spend over 755 million hours on Google sites, more time than on any other internet property. On average adults in the UK spend 25.1 hours a week on the internet.

Mobile internet penetration in the UK is expected to grow from 90.3 percent in 2020 to 93.59 percent in 2025. In the same period the absolute number of mobile internet users is expected to rise to 64.83 million by 2025. Google sites hold the same first place on mobile devices as they do among all internet audiences.

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