Bryndwr - Internet Use Project

Researcher John Stephen Veitch

Field dates 28 May, to 20 June, 2009

78% of households in this survey are Internet connected. Of those, 81% were on broad-band. This is a distinctly middle class area, of well educated people who you would expect to be substantial users of the Internet.

100 "high user" householders - Age and Gender of 100 Respondents

The 100 chosen participants in age order.

Colour Key: Male Female

This table tells you about the age and gender of the most active Internet user in each house. In age order.

Percentiles 1 to 5
86 84 84 73 73 69 68 68 67 67
67 66 65 64 64 64 63 63 62 62
61 61 60 59 57 57 57 56 56 56
55 54 54 53 51 50 50 50 50 49
48 47 45 40 40 39 38 38 38 38
Median
38
Percentiles 6 to 10
36 36 36 35 35 35 35 32 32 32
32 32 32 31 31 30 30 30 29 29
29 28 28 27 25 25 24 23 23 20
19 19 18 18 16 16 16 15 15 15
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The median person was 24 when the Internet became widely available. In our sample there is a cluster of heavy users (7 people) aged between 50 and 40. (As a side issue the researcher is also a heavy user, and at 67, seems to be outside this framework.) There were 4 more heavy users 36, 35, 32 and 31 with no heavy users at a younger age. That information might destroy some commonly held assumptions about young people being more skilled with these technologies than older people.  


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