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Net facts show many elderly are logged off

Most elderly people in the UK and many of those who are 
disabled have never used the internet, a study shows.

Only 30 per cent of adults aged 75 years and over had ever used the internet, the latest quarterly release about internet use by adults found.

There were 3.24 million non-users aged 75 years and over, the Office for National Statistics said.

The elderly non-users also made up 43 per cent of the 7.63m people who had never used the internet.

Within the demographic, elderly women were also much less likely to go online than their male counterparts.

The disabled were another demographic who had low internet usage.

In the third quarter there were 3.89m disabled adults who had never used the internet.

This represents 33 per cent of those who are disabled and just over half of the 7.63m adults who had never used the internet.

In comparison, almost all adults aged 16 to 24 years were internet users.

 
 
 

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