TV, Phones and Internet take up our life (or half of it)

16th March, 2011 - 1 minute read

You thought the internet and mobile phone usages was growing? According to Ofcom, UK Consumers are spending 45% of their time watching the goggle box, gassing on the mobile (or texting)  and travelling through the super information highway.

Here’s a low-down of the statistics:

  • 89 per cent have or use a mobile phone
  • 92 per cent of UK homes have digital TV
  • 14 per cent live in a mobile-only household
  • A record 104 billion texts were sent in 2009
  • That works out as 1700 texts for every person in the UK
  • Time spent on fixed internet has increased by over two-thirds since 2008
  • Adults now spend 14.2 hours per month on the web
  • 15 per cent of UK adults have mobile broadband
  • Take-up of mobile broadband increased by 8 per cent among 15 to 24s and by 3 per cent among 35-54s
  • Data volumes over mobile networks increased by 240 per cent in 2009
  • A record number of people listened to the radio – 46.5 million adults listened on a weekly basis by the first quarter of 2010

Source: Ofcom August 2010