Mobile Web Use Doubles in UK, Says Ofcom

The number of people using their mobile phone to access the internet has more than doubled from 2010 to 2013, growing from 24 per cent of the UK population to 53 per cent.

Mobile internet is most popular among 16 to 24s, used by 89 per cent, followed by 25 to 34s, at 83 per cent, and then 35 to 44s, at 70 per cent. 51 per cent of 45 to 54s use the mobile internet, which has grown from 21 per cent in 2010, along with 29 per cent of 55 to 64-year-olds and 9 per cent of over 65s.

61 per cent of people have accessed the internet ‘on the go’ with mobile web the most popular way to access it among every group except the ooldest age group. Men are more likely to use the internet on their handset than women, Ofcom found, with 57 per cent saying they use it, compared to 49 per cent of women.

The Ofcom survey looked at internet access by household and individuals. 21m households, 83 per cent of the population, now has internet access at home, with 73 per cent of people using the internet every day.