More than two-thirds of adults in UK use internet every day: report

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by CBR Staff Writer| 01 March 2013

The amount of UK internet users has doubled in the past six years.

A report reveals that about 33 million adults used internet daily during 2012, a rise from 16 million users in 2006.

According to the office for national statistics, internet usage for telephone or video calls rose faster than expected, with 32% of adults using the for this purpose.

The number of adults using the internet daily in 2012 was four times the 8% rate projected in 2007.

According to the report, access to the Internet through a mobile phone had more than doubled during 2010 to 2012, with 51% of adults using portable or hand-held devices, an increase of 24%.

About 32% of adults had accessed Internet via mobile phone every day during the year.

Mobile phones have been less popular among older age groups with 8% of users aged 65 and older using a mobile phone to access the internet, while 15% used mobile devices of any sort.

The report also revealed that men are also more probable to use mobile devices than women, with 56% against 46%.

About 73% of the UK adults used the internet for sending and receiving emails, while 47% used the internet for online banking.

Additionally, 67% of adults used the internet for shopping in 2012, up from 53% in 2008.

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