Information technology and communications

Internet use among people aged 65–74

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Jaanika Ait
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/15. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 94)

The advancement of information technology has facilitated the increasingly wider use of the Internet. While among 16–24-year-olds the share of Internet users reaches already 100%, then there are increasingly more Internet users among the elderly as well. The article discusses Internet use, including online shopping habits, in the age group of 65–74-year-olds, and provides comparisons with the younger generation.

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The possibilities offered by e-commerce are increasingly popular

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According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2015, 88% of households in Estonia had access to the Internet at home. The share of people using e-commerce has increased.

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Information technology

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Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 366)

In the 1st quarter of 2014, the share of Internet users among 16–74-year-old Estonian residents was 84%. In the European Union on average, the indicator was 78%. Young people aged 16–34 are the most active Internet users, but in recent years Internet use has started to grow rapidly in the older age groups as well. In 2014, 70% of 55–64-year-olds and 44% of 65–74-year-olds used the Internet – respectively 7% and 12% more than the year before. In Estonia, the share of Internet users among men and women is more or less equal, but compared to the EU average women in Estonia are more active Internet users than women in the EU on average. In urban settlements, the share of Internet users is somewhat bigger than in rural areas, but thanks to the construction of the basic broadband network in recent years a high speed Internet connection has become available in many areas where there was no such option before. Therefore, the differences in Internet use in rural and urban settlements have declined. The share of Internet users is the largest in Western Estonia (91%), followed by Tartu and Harju counties – both 89%. In the 1st quarter of 2014, 86% of Internet users used the Internet every day or almost every day, the corresponding EU average was 83%. In addition to the growing number of Internet users, the frequency of Internet use has also increased. In the 1st quarter of 2014, the share of all Internet users who used the Internet every day was 86%, in the previous year – 79%.

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Information technology

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Minifacts about Estonia 2015 (p. 52)

Estonia with its functional IT solutions and e-services has become a pioneer for several countries. Today, a number of daily activities have become faster and more flexible thanks to electronic authentication and the digital signature system. In ten years, e-voting has taken root and the concept of the digital ID of an Estonian e-resident, which gives foreigners the opportunity to apply for a secure e-residency of Estonia, is also causing a sensation.

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Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development

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What progress has been made towards the four main targets of the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 21” (SE21) – growth of welfare, coherent society, viability of the Estonian cultural space and ecological balance? The publication includes 69 indicators of sustainable development that reflect the progress in key domains in Estonia. Under each indicator, there is an analysis of the current situation, an assessment of relevance in the SE21 context, and an overview of the measures defined in current development and action plans. The publication is prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. While the main focus is on sustainable development, the publication provides a good overview of general trends in Estonia.
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