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Individuals regularly using the Internet

Individuals regularly using the Internet

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Data provided to Eurostat by the competent authorities of the Member States (Eurostat: Statistical Office of the European Communities responsible for providing the European Union with statistical information at European level and promoting the harmonisation of statistical methods across the Member States)

According to the latest data, there are not only more individuals using the Internet, but also more of them who use it regularly. The growing awareness among European Internet users of the advantages associated with using the web in their daily activities leads to a more regular use of the Internet. In 2010, in Spain, 58% of the population were regular users of the Internet, which represents an important increase from 31% in 2004. At the European level, countries like the Netherlands and Sweden exceed the European average (65%), with values of 88%. At the other extreme, there are countries like Romania, Greece and Bulgaria that, with values of 34% 41% and 42% respectively, are far behind the European average. The value for Spain (58%) is close to the EU average and higher than those of Italy and Portugal.

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Source

Entidad: 
Eurostat
Informe: 
Eurostat ‘Information Society Statistics’
Frecuencia: 
Annual
Descripción

Number of individuals, expressed as a percentage of the total, who regularly (at least once a week) access the Internet by means of any equipment or access technology.

Período
2004-2010
Observaciones

Last update: February 2011

 

Data provided to Eurostat by the competent authorities of the Member States (Eurostat: Statistical Office of the European Communities responsible for providing the European Union with statistical information at European level and promoting the harmonisation of statistical methods across the Member States)