It shows internet usage by adults reaching a new high for the year of 83.5% (adults defined as 16 years old +). This is an increase of 0.6% in the quarter.
The breakdown by country (in alphabetical order!) is as follows:
Northern Ireland 74.3%
Looking at the movement during the year (from quarter 1) England is up by 1.1% Northern Ireland by 3.4% Scotland by 1.1% and Wales down by 0.3%. It maybe that some of these increases are seasonal.
Repeating our Regional analysis as with last quarters figures
Top 5 (previous quarter)
1= (1) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire 87.8%
1= (5) Inner London 87.8%
3 (10 ) Essex 86.9%
4 (6) Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 86.7%
5 (7=) Gloucestershire Wiltshire & Bristol/Bath area 86.5%
33 (33) South West Scotland 79.0%
34 (34) West Midlands 78.9%
35 (32) Northumberland & Tyne & Wear 78.6%
36 (36) West Wales & the Valleys 77.8%
37 (37) Northern Ireland 74.3%
So congratulations to Essex for being the biggest mover in the quarter but we must also give a very honourable mention to the local area on entering the top tier at number 5 – all our efforts are bearing fruit! And finally we apologise to Northern Ireland for their omission last quarter.
We did last quarter have a look at world usage which you may wish to refer to where we reckoned the UK topped the world!