Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.


Home internet access in Scotland is high and continuing to increase.

Internet access

82% of Scottish households reported having internet access at home in 2016.

Home internet access has increased over the past decade from 42% in 2003.

Adults who don't use the internet

Only one in six adults did not use the internet in 2016. In 2015 this was one in five.

Internet acces by income

Home internet access varied with income, with those on the lowest incomes being less likely to have home internet access.

<£15,000: 63%

£40,000+: 98%


Email: Emma McCallum,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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