9.2 Million Adults In The UK Never Went Online

A whopping 9.2 million UK adults have never been online according to data released by the Office of National Statistics, out of a population of around 62 million or one out of every seven Britons.

The ONS figures show some pretty interesting trends; more than one million UK citizens have used the internet for the first time over the last 12 months, although the OAPs, low income earners and those without qualifications represent an overwhelming portion of those who never used the internet.

97 per cent of those with a degree have used the internet while 98 per cent of those earning over £41,600 have been connected to the web at least once.

More than 30 million UK adults use the internet every day with another eight million being regular internet users instead and nearly a third connecting to the internet though a mobile handset.

A spokesperson for the Office for National Statistics said that "Since 2006 we have seen a significant increase in the number of people using the Internet, with the number of adults accessing the Internet every day almost doubling to just over 30 million, though the UK is some way off from being completely online."

Notably, 2.7 million people access the internet regularly though Wi-Fi hotspots commonly used at cafes, restaurants, libraries and other public places.