Digital Divides of Internet Access in the United Kingdom

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:


Mark Graham

Mark Graham is the Professor of Internet Geography at the OII, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, and an Associate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment. He leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.