Wednesday, 30 June 2010

1.9 million more Britons use the internet than did one year ago

"UKOM (The UK Online Measurement Company powered by Nielsen) today revealed that people over 50 years old were responsible for the majority of the increase in the numbers of Britons using the Internet over the last year.
The size of the UK Internet audience grew by five percent from 36.9 million people in May 2009 to 38.8 million people in May 2010. Of these 1.9 million new Britons using the Internet, 1.0 million (53 percent) were at least 50 years old.
Men over 50 were responsible for most of this growth, accounting for 722,000 (38 percent) new British Internet users followed by women over 50 who accounted for 284,000 (15 percent) new users. Following the 50+ age group, women aged 21-34 accounted for 272,000 (14 percent) new British Internet users and ‘tweenage’ girls aged 12-20 who accounted for 231,000 (12 percent)."
Source: UKOM/Nielsen, 30th June 2010

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