There is still a higher proportion of women who had never used the internet (11.6%) compared with men (8.7%).The figures for lapsed users are very similar for both sexes.In 2011, the percentage of recent internet users aged 75 and over was 19.9%.
This release is the first to identify estimates on an annual basis; previous releases have included all quarters for each year.
Since 2015, the number of disabled adults who had used the internet in the last 3 months has increased by 6.8% to 8.6 million in 2016.
Recent internet use for adults aged 65 and over has increased since 2011 and we have provided new analysis on recent internet use by economic activity (Tables 7A and 7B in the internet users dataset).
Of disabled adults aged 75 years and over, 30.8% were recent internet users, compared with 48.1% who were not disabled.
Across all age groups, the proportion of adults who were recent internet users was lower for those that were disabled, compared with those that were not.
The Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2015 statistical bulletin provides more information on the range of activities carried out on the internet but the estimates are derived from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, which has a much smaller sample size than the LFS from which Internet users is derived.