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Ethnic minorities are far more likely to be interested in new digital technology than the UK population as a whole, according to a new survey.
Research by Ofcom has found that it is more probable for ethnic minorities under 45 to own a mobile, use cheap broadband and watch digital television.
The likelihood of the average UK person aged under 45 is 67 per cent, the telecoms regulator's media literacy audit has revealed.
In Britain, 88 to 95 per cent of Pakistanis, Indians, Black Africans and Black Caribbeans are likely to own a mobile phone, while it is more probable for the same groups to have multiple device access in their homes than in the UK generally.
Mobiles are most popular with Black Africans, with 37 per cent admitting that they would miss their mobiles more than any other technological gadget.
Some experts are suggesting that the increased level of interest in new technology can be linked to the fact that the average age of ethnic minorities is younger than the UK population in general, with 62 to 83 per cent being aged 16 to 45.
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