By / June 4, 2020

Figure 6 − Use of computers or phones to access the internet by sex and age group

Use of computers or phones to access the internet by sex and age group (%)

Use of computers or phones to access the internet by sex and age group (%)

Figure 6 illustrates these differences. The use of computers or phones to access the internet in the EU does not differ a lot between males and females in the 16-24 and 25-34 age groups. In 11 Member States, for the 16-24 age group, men are more likely than women to use computers and smart/mobile phones to access the internet, with a 9 % difference in Ireland and a mere 1 % difference in Greece. In 12 Member States, the percentage is higher for women, with the biggest difference in Sweden (7 %). In Latvia, the percentage of women is higher for all age groups, with a 5 % difference in the 16-24 age group and a 2 % difference in the 55-74 age group, at 21 %. Poland shows almost identical percentages for men and women of all age groups. The biggest difference between men and women, where men are a higher percentage of users than women, can be found in the 55-74 age group, with the highest differences in Luxembourg (14 %), Spain (12 %), Belgium (11 %), and Germany (10 )%. However, in some Member States, women in this age group are slightly more likely than men to use such technologies.


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