- Made in Britain?
- Equalising education
- Air quality for all
- Escape to the city
- Mobile middle class
- Big data, big impact?
- Feeding the 9 billion
- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
Facts and figures of the digital divide in UK
While the majority of people in the UK have access to the internet, there are still 10 million people who do not.
Of these people, 4 million are are the most socially and economically disadvantaged in the country.
"Those being left behind
with technology are being left behind across many spheres"
- Martha Lane Fox, Digital Inclusion Champion
1 in 4
adults in the UK have never used the internet
of households in the UK don't have the internet
of the people in UK without access are over 65
See how UK Online Centres provide millions of people with access to computers and the internet, along with help and advice on how to use them. They aim to connect people to digital skills and opportunities, using technology to improve lives and life chances.
of people without access are in the lowest socio-economic groups (DE)
of people who live in social housing aren't online
of government interactions with the public take place with the bottom 25% of society, so failing to encourage everyone online keeps government costs high
[Martha Lane Fox, Digital Inclusion Champion]
The amount digitally excluded households are missing out on per year from not shopping and paying bills online
of people living in deprived areas have used a government online service or website in the last year, compared to 55% nationally
people not online are also
Delivering digital inclusion
ONS 2008 UK internet access
Futurelab: beyond the digital divide
Oxford Internet survey 2009
Watch a talk about the digital divide from Martha Lane Fox, Digital Inclusion Champion
More on the Digital Divide from 21st Century Challenges (videos, interviews and focus articles)