Task 2

The internet has been around for some time since 1990, however there has been huge growth in the use of the internet in the U.K. from 1996 at a base of 4.12% to 2002 at a base of 64.82%. Since then the speed of growth has plateaued with a much more gradual increase to reach 91.61% at the beginning of 2014 and 92% at the beginning of 2015. These statistics and visual graph can be found at the following link:

https://www.google.co.uk/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=it_net_user_p2&idm=country:GBR:USA:DEU&hl=en&dl=en

It is interesting that the growth in internet usage in the U.S.A. and Germany has been very similar to that of the U.K.

Internet Usage Graph Screen Shot No 1 2017-05-11 at 20.00.35

The age profile of those using the internet can be found at the following link https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/itandinternetindustry/bulletins/internetusers/2016

Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 19.47.48

We can see that virtually all people over 16 to 54 used the internet in the last three months, however there is decline in internet usage the older a person gets. Only 38.7% of people over 75 used the internet in the last 3 months.

As time goes on with new generations emerging we would expect internet usage in the U.K to reach 98.8% usage when the older generations have passed on.

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