16.5 mln UK households are online

Almost 16.5 mln UK households now have internet access, an increase of 1.2 mln since 2007. Nearly 7 mln people aged 65 and over had never used the internet. In the 35% of households with no access, there was an increase in the proportion that said they did not want the internet at home, from 3% in 2006 to 24% in 2008. The ONS said that 93% of adults aged under 70 who had a university degree or equivalent qualification had internet access.