Educated people more likely to have internet access in their home, says ONS

Educated people are more likely to have internet access in their home, says the Office for National Statistics.

Educated people are more likely to have internet access in their home, says the Office for National Statistics.

In a survey, the ONS says education plays a key role as to whether people have web access in their homes or not.

Almost all adults (93%) aged under 70 who had a degree or equivalent qualification were estimated to have access to the internet in their home.

Data from the ONS Internet Access 2008: Households and Individuals report, showed that those individuals who had no formal qualifications were least likely (56%) to have a web connection at home.

The survey also revealed households in the South East were more likely to have internet access in their home (74%), whilst those in the North East were least likely (54%).

Of adults living in households with no internet access, there has also been a significant increase in the proportion who stated they did not want the internet in their homes. This increased from 3% in 2006 to 24% in 2008.

Almost 16.5 million households in the UK had internet access in 2008. This represents nearly two-thirds of the total households in the UK, and a rise of more than 1.2 million since 2007, said the ONS report.

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