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Week 1

September 22, 2009

Internet Usage in the UK from 2006-2008

Today i will write my first blog which will be all abut the internet usage from the years 2006 to 2008 in the UK. I will discuss the stats and what has happened over the past couple of years.

Over the past couple of years there has been a 9% increase in the percentage of people using the internet. From 2006 to 2008 there has been an estimated total of 2.6million new users on the internet.

Internet Usage in 2006

An estimated 13.9 million households which translates to 57% in Great Britain could access the internet from home between January and April 2006. This is an increase of 26% 2.9million households since 2022, and 0.6million 5% over the last year.

In 2006 young people access the internet than any other age group. Adults were less likely to use the internet. The older age bracket of those over the age of 65 were less likely than any other age group with only 43% of the age group that have access to the internet actually used it. Almost two thirds of the age bracket 25 to 44 who had accessed to the internet used it.

Internet usage in 2006 grew from previous years due to a number of factors one factor given was due to a higher number of people employed and higher wages given. With the internet developing and it growing in different ways new people gaining access to it allowed it to grow. New facilities that are available in businesses, schools and universities helped internet usage grow.

Internet Usage in 2007


Above is a graph showing the internet usage from the different age groups in 2007. I got the graph from it allows you to see the difference in the age groups that actually use the internet.

Internet Usage in 2008

In 2008 16.46 million households in the UK had access to the internet. This represented 65% of the households in the UK. This is an increase of 1.23 million since 2007. The number of people with access to the internet has grown over the past few years due to the fact that broadband has become a lot cheaper and more people can afford it. The internet also offers new services including Skype and Facebook which are used to attract new people to the internet. It allows them to keep in contact with freinds or family in different places and keep up to date. There was also an increase by 51% in 2008 in the households that have broadband from 2007. Overall that is 56% off all households that have broadband internet access.

The two tags below shows were I got my research from and what internet sites I used to find all the information that i needed. The information i gathered shows how the internet just keeps growing and that more and more people keep joining. It also shows that no matter what age all people use the internet for one reason or another.