In the latest quarterly update of the Ipsos MORI Tech Tracker only 56% of females 65+ have accessed the internet in the last 3 months. This rises to 69% for males of the same age group. Males (38%) and females (29%) 65+ from social grade DE are least likely to have accessed the internet recently. Broadband at home remains the preferred method to access the internet with 77% but Smartphone access is closing the gap rapidly and is now at 71%.
Nearly two thirds of the GB populations now access social networks on any device. Smartphone continues to be the preferred device to use at 41% with PC/Laptop closing the gap again now at 39%. Facebook (62%) remains by far the most used social network while Twitter (19%), Instagram (19%), Google+ (18%), Snapchat (15%) and LinkedIn (13%) are all under 20%.
At Ipsos Connect, we have been tracking Media, Content and Technology trends since 2006, providing robust and in-depth insight into tech ownership, internet access, content consumption and the connected home. Each quarter we share our findings with our clients and are delighted to invite you to view or download our report and interactive brochure.
Our most recent wave of fieldwork was conducted, using our face-to-face omnibus. We talked to a representative sample of circa 1,000 consumers from across Great Britain, including: (Circa)
- 100 tablet owners
- 450 smartphone owners
- 400 social networkers
- 400 gamers, including 250 Wii owners; 100 PS3 owners and 150 Xbox 360 owners