One million more Brits use the internet says the ONS

Over one million more Brits have used the internet over the last year, taking the total to 87 percent of the population, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Over one million more Brits have used the internet over the last year, taking the total to 87 percent of the population, according to the Office for National Statistics.

In the first quarter of 2014, 44.6 million adults (87 percent) in the UK had used the internet, an increase of 1.1 million since Q1 2013.

Although 6.4 million adults (13 percent) had never used the internet, this fell by 659,000 in Q1 2014 when compared to a year ago.

The Office for National Statistics said almost all (99 percent) of 16 to 24 year olds had used the internet, compared with 37 percent of adults aged 75 years and over.

Men (89 percent) were more likely to be internet users than women (85 percent), according to the quarterly ONS stats.

London had the highest proportion of internet users (90 percent), with Northern Ireland having the lowest proportion (79 percent).

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