Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Usage Survey on Households and Individuals, 2014
Internet usage of individuals was 53.8%
Computer and Internet usage of individuals aged 16-74 were 53.5 per cent and 53.8 per cent, respectively. Proportion of male that use computer and Internet were 62.7% and 63.5%, while these proportions were 44.3% and 44.1% for female, respectively in 16-74 age group. Computer and Internet usage of individuals were 49.9 per cent and 48.9 per cent in 2013.
The highest proportion of computer and Internet usage was at 16-24 age groups. For all age groups, proportions of computer and Internet usage for males were higher than females.Proportion of regular Internet users increased
In the first quarter of 2014, 44.9% of all individuals aged 16-74 used the Internet almost every day or at least once a week (regularly Internet use). This share was 39.5% in the same period of previous year. Proportion of households with Internet access was 60.2%
According to the results of ICT Usage Survey in Households and Individuals carried out in April, 2014, 60.2 per cent of households have access to the Internet at home. It was 49.1 per cent in April, 2013.
The main reason for households not having access to the Internet at home is “have no need” with 42.8 per cent. This proportion was followed by “access costs too high (telephone, DSL subscription etc.)” with 31.9%.
57.2% of households had broadband Internet connection. According to this, 37.9 per cent of all households used fixed broadband connection (ADSL, cable, optic fibre, etc.), while 37 percent of all households used mobile broadband connection to access the Internet. Narrow band connection was used 6% of all households to access the Internet. Main Indicators, 2007-2014
Internet was mostly used at home
In the first quarter of 2014, the location of Internet usage for individuals using the Internet aged 16-74 was mainly at home (79.1 per cent), while 38.7 per cent in the workplace, 30.2 per cent at another person’s home, 23.3 per cent at hotspots and 14.3 per cent at Internet café. Access to the Internet away from home or work with mobile device increased
In the first quarter of 2014, 58 per cent of Internet users aged 16-74 used mobile or smart phones while 28.5 per cent used portable computer (e.g. laptop, netbook, tablet etc.) to access the Internet away from home or work. These rates were 41.1% and 17.1% in the same period of previous year. Social networks took first place among the activities for Internet user
In the first quarter of 2014, 78.8% of Internet users participated in social networks. This proportion was followed by reading online news, newspapers, news magazines (74.2%), finding information about good or services (67.2%), playing or downloading games, images, films or music (58.7%), and sending/receiving e-mails (53.9%). More than half of the Internet users used e-government services
During the twelve months (April 2013-March 2014), 53.3% of Internet users interacted with public authorities over the Internet for private purposes. This proportion was 41.3 per cent for the period of April 2012-March 2013. Obtaining information from public authorities’ web sites was in the first rank with 51.2 per cent. E-shopping increased
30.8% of Internet users aged 16-74 bought goods or services over the Internet for private purposes. The proportion of Internet customers was 24.1% in the previous year.
51.9% of Internet customers bought clothes and sports goods, 27% of that household goods, 26.8% of that travel arrangements (transport tickets, car hire, etc.), %24.9 of that electronic equipment, 15.9% of that books, magazines, newspapers (including e-books) in the last twelve months (April 2013-March 2014).