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Individuals using the Internet for sending/receiving e-mails

Individuals using the Internet for sending/receiving e-mails

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Analysis

61% of the EU-27 population used the Internet for sending/receiving e-mails in 2010, 23 percentage points more than in 2004. This evidences the increasing trend of e-mail use by citizens. There are important differences between the European countries. While in countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark 87%, 84% and 83% of the population respectively has used the Internet for sending/receiving e-mails in the last 3 months, in others like Greece or Romania this indicator hardly reaches 35%. Spain records 55%, 24 percentage points more than in 2004 and ahead of countries like Italy and Portugal.

  

Datasheet

Source

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

Number of individuals, expressed as a percentage of the total population, who have used the Internet for sending/receiving e-mails in the last three months.

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). 
The sample is composed of individuals between the ages of 16 and 74 years.