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ONS finds 8.12m adults have never been online

Thursday, May 17th 2012
New figures show over eight million UK adults have never accessed the internet.
ONS finds 8.12m adults have never been online
More than eight million UK adults have still never enjoyed the benefits of a broadband connection, according to government figures.

The Office for National Statistics' (ONS') latest internet access report revealed that 8.12 million adults had never gone online by the end of the first quarter of 2012, representing a decrease of seven per cent year on year.

It means that 42.16 million grown-ups - or 83.7 per cent of the adult population - had used the web by March 31st, with men (86.1 per cent) found to be more likely to have accessed the internet than women (81.3 per cent).

The highest proportion of internet users was recorded in south-east England at 86.9 per cent, while Northern Ireland had the lowest at 75.1 per cent.

Kristine Olson, director of sales and loyalty at TalkTalk, commented: "It is great that so many more people are benefiting from all the internet has to offer, but the figures show there is still a long way to go."

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