8 out of 10 households have internet access in Turkey

8 out of 10 households have internet access in Turkey

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
8 out of 10 households have internet access in Turkey

Eight out of 10 households in Turkey have internet access in 2018, a Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) research showed on Aug. 7.

Households’ internet access in the country rose 3.1 percentage points to 83.8 percent in 2018, versus last year, according to the Information and Communication Technology Usage Survey.

Individuals’ computer and internet usage (aged 16-74) was 59.6 percent and 72.9 percent, respectively, in 2018, up from 56.6 percent and 66.8 percent last year, it said.

The proportions of men using computer and internet were 68.6 percent and 80.4 percent, respectively. These proportions were 50.6 percent and 65.5 percent for women.

“During the 12 months [April 2017-March 2018], 45.6 percent of internet users among the individuals aged 16-74 interacted with public authorities over the internet for private purposes,” TÜİK said.

This proportion was 42.4 percent in the previous period, it added.

Over the April 2017-March 2018 period, 29.3 percent of internet users used online services to buy goods or services.

“The proportion of shopping over the internet was 33.6 percent for males and 25 percent for females,” TÜİK said.

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