This suggests that, although more adults aged 75 years and over are becoming internet users, they are not necessarily continuing to use the internet.Of the 5.9 million adults who had never used the internet in quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, just over half (3.0 million) were aged 75 years and over.
Back to table of contents In quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, 86% of adults (44.7 million) had used the internet in the last 3 months.
Following the outcome of our consultation on statistical products, we conducted a further consultation on the future of statistics to measure the digital economy.
This included questions on the format of this new annual internet users release.
Men in the oldest 2 age groups are more likely to use the internet than women in the same age groups.
In quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, 41% of men aged 75 years and over were recent internet users compared with 27% of women.