Monday, 19 December 2011

Some stats on the use of the Internet in 2011

For some of our readers it might be interesting to read new statistical data that was published on the Internet use in households and by individuals in 2011 within Eurostat. The main finding is that in 2011:
  • 71% of European citizens used the Internet on average at least once a week
    • 91% of younger persons (aged 16-24)
    • 40% of older population (aged 55-74)
  • 56% used the Internet everyday or almost every day
  • 24% of European citizens (aged 16-74) have never used the Internet
    • Romania (54%)
    • Bulgaria (46%)
    • Greece (45%)
    • Cyprus (41%)
    • Portugal (41%)
  • 73% households had access to the Internet (68% via broadband connection)

How Europeans use the Internet? They:
  • search for information about goods and services (80%)
  • read news (56%) 
  • search travel related information (54%)
  • search educational information (40%)
  • participate in social networks (53%)
  • consult wikis (54%)
  • buy products or services online (58%)
  • submit completed web forms to public authorities (28%)

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