Canterbury named top digital city in UK

Canterbury has been named the top digital city in the UK.

According to research by web analytics firm Experian Hitwiseresidents of the Kent city visit more websites than those living anywhere else in the UK.

London came second on the list, with Rochester and Aberdeen also making it into the top ten.

The results were worked out over a 12 week period between July and 18 September this year. 

Researchers looked at the 1.4 million websites visited on the internet and then filtered the visits by postcode area. It then created an index score that ranked the percentage of visits to websites per head of population in a given area.

Canterbury came out as the clear winner with an index score of 188.94, meaning 1.44% of all UK internet visits came from the Canterbury postal area.

London had an index score of 124.72, and then Rochester with 114.95 and Aberdeen with 110.12. Also included in the top ten were Brighton and Bromley.

Meanwhile, bottom of the index was Sunderland.

Canterbury residents were most likely to use the web for entertainment, social networking, searches and shopping. 

They were also some of the biggest consumers of video and online gaming, favouring, among others, MMO Champion, Gamestation and World of Warcraft Wiki.