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Internet usage in the United Kingdom (UK) - statistics & facts

The UK has one of the highest internet penetration rates in the world. Almost the entire nation has access to the internet with an estimated 62.87 million monthly users in 2021. This is expected to rise to over 65 million monthly users by 2026.

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 24.9 hours a week on the internet.

Mobile internet penetration in the UK is expected to grow from 91.4 percent in 2021 to 93.8 percent in 2026. In the same period the absolute number of mobile internet users is expected to rise to 65.22 million by 2026. Google sites hold the same first place on mobile devices as they do among all internet audiences.

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Internet usage in the United Kingdom (UK) - statistics & facts

The UK has one of the highest internet penetration rates in the world. Almost the entire nation has access to the internet with an estimated 62.87 million monthly users in 2021. This is expected to rise to over 65 million monthly users by 2026.

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 24.9 hours a week on the internet.

Mobile internet penetration in the UK is expected to grow from 91.4 percent in 2021 to 93.8 percent in 2026. In the same period the absolute number of mobile internet users is expected to rise to 65.22 million by 2026. Google sites hold the same first place on mobile devices as they do among all internet audiences.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 42 most important statistics relating to "Internet usage in the UK".

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