More than half of people aged 65 and over shop online, report shows

Thursday 15 August 2019 14:23 CET | News

A report by the Office for National Statistics has found that four in five UK residents said they shopped online, up from three quarters in 2018.

This year also marks a generational milestone, with more than half of people aged 65 and above (54%) saying they shop online. Shoppers from the 25-34 age group most commonly made 11 or more purchases in the three-month survey period. The over-65s were not such prolific online spenders, typically making three to five purchases.

Among all shoppers, 44% spent between GBP 100 and GBP 499 online over the three months. The highest-spending 15% made online purchases of more than GBP 1,000, while 9% limited their spending to less than GBP 50.

The most popular products purchased online were clothes or sports goods, followed by household goods and tickets for events.

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Keywords: UK, report, Office for National Statistics, shop online, ecommerce
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