This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of adults who have used the internet in the last three months
|Unit of measurement||
Internet users - adults (aged 16 and over) who have used the internet within the last 3 months.
Disability Status - The (GSS) harmonised "core" definition identifies a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental health condition or illness that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more. It must reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities. It is important to note that a person who has a long-term illness that does not reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities is not disabled under the definition. The GSS harmonised questions are asked of the respondent in the survey, meaning that disability status is self-reported. The GSS definition is designed to reflect the definitions that appear in legal terms in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) for Northern Ireland and the 2010 Equality Act for Great Britain.
Calculated figures are provided in the source data.
Employment status categories are based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standard definitions of employment, unemployment and economic activity and inactivity. Inactive refers to looking after family, a disability or other reasons for being economically inactive.
The lower geographic areas are based on the NUTS Classification - level 3. The NUTS Classification is a hierarchical system dividing up economic territory of the EU for the purpose of regional statistics.
The Washington Group on Disability Statistics are often used to provide a cross-nationally comparable population-based measures of disability. Please see the article Measuring disability - comparing approaches for a comparison between the GSS Harmonised measure (used here) and the Washington Group measure.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2021-05-17: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-05-17: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|