The ONS have released the latest results from their Internet Access Survey which looks to break down the internet habits of the population.
Sending and receiving emails came out on top for the most popular internet activity for a reported 82% of adults. This shows a 3% rise from the 2016 results. Email usage was followed by finding information about goods and services as the second most popular activity (71%). The report suggests a general increase in online activities. For example reading online news, newspapers or magazines has tripled from 20% in 2007 to 64% of adults in 2017. Internet banking also saw a rise to 63% of adults.
Other key results included that in Great Britain 78% of adults where using internet “on the go”, the most common device being used was mobile or smartphone, followed by portable computers (73% and 43%).