London - Only a third of the British population aged over 75 have used the internet.
While for the younger generation shopping, banking or keeping up with news or friends is next to unimaginable without the internet, official figures show that 33 percent of the elderly have never browsed online.
These over-75s form almost half – 45 percent – of the 7.1 million adults who have never connected to the web, according to an Office for National Statistics report on internet access.
In contrast, almost all 16- to 24-year-olds have used the internet, it said.
Overall, males are slightly more likely to connect, with 88 percent of men having ever gone online compared with 84 percent of women.
The ONS quarterly report also found that since 2011, the number of adult internet users in Britain has increased by 2.9 million, and now stands at 43.6 million. - Daily Mail