The digital divide in Spain is reduced

by Kelvin
The digital divide in Spain is reduced

Last 2018, a total of 30.2 million Spaniards connected to the Internet, which is almost 600,000 people more than in 2017. Data also suggest that the digital divide continues to narrow, according to the latest «Socio-demographic profile of Internet users », Which is carried out by the National Observatory for Telecommunications and the Information Society (ONTSI), attached to the public entity

Spaniards between 65 and 74 years of age connect more to the Network than in 2017. 42% of Spaniards in this age group claim to connect at least once a week, while in 2017 the percentage remained at 38% .


However, the highest percentage of connection is found among young people aged 16 to 34 with 95% of yes answers.

Investigating the sociodemographic characteristics, the report made by the National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society highlights the weekly network connection of students, which includes 98.2%, followed by Spaniards with higher education .

With respect to last year, the connection of the widowed population is also increased, since in 2018 58.4% was connected on occasion against 51% in 2017. The greatest advance occurred in the frequency of the connection, which amounted to 50.8, six percentage points more than in the twelve months of 2017.

The arrival of technology at work has also changed the habits of Spaniards outside their leisure hours. The data reflects that thanks to the use of technologies, the time spent on repetitive tasks was reduced.

More than 80% of Internet users who use computer devices at work use them for exchanging emails or entering data into databases. The use of mobile devices or desktop computers by women (66.9%) stands out.

With respect to teleworking, almost 60% of workers who use a digital device have never worked from home and only 12.2% telework daily or almost daily.

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