Feeds

Surfing far too tedious or terrifying, say Northern Irish women

Won't someone think of the children? We have.

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Women in Northern Ireland are the least likely of all UK adults to have surfed the net, according to new stats on web usage in Blighty.

The Office of National Statistics surveyed bods aged 16 and over in a quarterly report, and unsurprisingly found that age, location and gender play a deciding role in people's adoption of the net.

Older folks, the poor and people with disabilities were all less likely to have searched for porn tried the internet, even once.

Overall the number of web users was up 4 per cent in the past three months, meaning that 42.52m or 84 per cent of the adult population has opened an internet browser - at least once.

The 16 per cent of adults, 7.82 million people who had never tried the internet were more likely to be female and more likely to live in Northern Ireland, the survey found.

Only 77 per cent of Northern Irish adults had used the internet compared to 88 per cent in London and South East England.

UK smut gazers men (87 per cent) were more likely to be Internet users than women (82 per cent).

Reports into Northern Ireland's internet adoption by Ofcom over the past few years suggest that the low take-up of broadband was due to cost and lack of interest [2008 report], and that there was a lack of trust generally in the benefits of the net, with nearly a quarter of Northern Irish parents considering the web to be more of a risk than a benefit to their children [2011 report].

Age and disability

Age was the main factor in whether people used the net or not, with those between 16-25 the keenest to clamber online and usage dropping off significantly in the over 55 and over 65 brackets. Only 29 per cent of over 75s - the silver surfers - had ever used the internet.

Fascinating. Credit: Office National Statistics

Women in the 16-25 year old bracket used the internet slightly more than men, but otherwise women used it less than men in every other age category, with the gap growing to 13 per cent in the 75 plus bracket.

Low earners were slightly less likely to have used the internet, people with a registered disability were three times less likely to have used the internet than their peers without disabilities. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google
'Irrelevant' character evidence should be excluded – lawyers
EFF: Feds plan to put 52 MILLION FACES into recognition database
System would identify faces as part of biometrics collection
Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ
Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn
Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation
Brit colo outfit says it paid for 347KVA, has been charged for 1940KVA
Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data
Prime minister: Nothing to see here, go about your business
Banks slap Olympus with £160 MEEELLION lawsuit
Scandal hit camera maker just can't shake off its past
France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours
«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.