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Digital Divides in the United Kingdom

Published on
1 Mar 2017
Written by
Mark Graham


If you’ve ever wondered what local geographies of internet access look like in the UK, I have a new paper out with Grant Blank and Claudio Calvino that can shed light on the topic. We use small area estimation to understand levels of access in different parts of the country.

We find some significant differences. In London, for instance, about 85% of the population is an internet users. Whereas in Newcastle only 64% have access.

You can access the full paper at the following link:

Blank, G., Graham, M., Calvino, C. 2017. Local Geographies of Digital InequalitySocial Science Computer Review.  DOI:


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