Georgia’s excess to internet exceeded 86%

Georgia’s excess to internet exceeded 86%

access_time2021-09-10 16:21:36

According to the “Survey on Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Households” results of 2021, 86.1 percent of Georgian households have internet access, which is 2.3 percentage points higher compared to the previous year. The share of households with internet access increased by 0.7 percentage points for urban and by 4.4 percentage points for rural areas and amounted to 91.4 and 78.9 percent, respectively. The value of this indicator by regions is highest in Adjara A.R. and Tbilisi, in 94.8 and 94.4 percent, respectively. The chart below presents the share of households with internet access by type of settlement and regions.

 

According to the survey results, 77.4 percent of the population aged 6 years and older has used the internet within the last 3 months, which is 3.4 percentage points higher compared to the same indicator of the previous year.

 

The percentage of this indicator equals to 83.8 percent in urban and 67.6 percent in rural areas. This indicator is 76.8 percent for women and 78.0 percent for men. For different age groups, the indicator is highest among the “15-29” and equals to 97.8 percent. The chart below presents the share of population aged 6 years and older who used internet within the last 3 months.

 

91.7 percent of the population aged 15 years and older who used internet within the last 3 months, use internet every day or almost every day, 7.2 percent - at least once a week (but not every day), and 1.1 percent more rarely.

 

According to the survey results, among the population aged 15 years and older, who used internet within the last 3 months, the main reasons for using internet are: participating in social networks (95.3%), telephoning over the internet/video calls over the internet (94.7%), reading online news/newspapers/magazines (54.3%), seeking health-related information (50.7%), sending/ receiving e-mails (46.6%), finding information about goods and services (38.5%), internet banking (36.4%), downloading software or applications (other than games software) (17.0%) and looking for a job or sending/submitting a job application (12.3%). The chart below presents percentage of 15 years and older population, who used internet within the last 3 months, by the main purpose of Internet use.


 

21.2 percent of population aged 15 years and older, who used internet within the last 3 months, have purchased or ordered goods or services. This figure varies by type of settlement: in urban areas – 26.3 percent and in rural areas – 11.7 percent. The values by gender are 22.9 percent for women, 19.2 percent for men. The values differ among age groups: 34.6 percent in “15-29”, 18.0 percent in “30-59” and 9.8 percent in “60 years and older”. The chart below presents the share of internet users aged 15 years and older, who purchased or ordered goods or services online within the last 12 months.

 

97.6 percent of internet users aged 15 years and older, who used internet within the last 3 months, have used a mobile device (mobile phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) to connect to the wireless Internet. This indicator is 97.8 percent for women and 97.3 percent - for men. Among the age groups, the highest value is observed for the population “15-29” (99.7%). The chart below presents share of population 15 years and older, who used mobile devices to access wireless internet.

 

According to the survey results, 63.8 percent of households have a computer. The value of this indicator was 74.1 percent in urban areas and 49.7 percent in rural areas. Among the regions, the highest value was observed in Adjara AR and Tbilisi, 79.1 percent and 74.9 percent, respectively.

 

60.8 percent of the population aged 6 years and older have used a computer in the last 3 months. The values of indicator differ by type of settlement: 71.1 percent in urban and 45.1 percent in rural areas. This indicator is 59.9 percent for women and 61.9 percent for men. Among the age groups, the highest share of computer users is in the population of “6-14” and equals to 84.5 percent.


78.0 percent of the population aged 15 years and older, who used computer within the last 3 months, use computer every day or almost every day, 13.8 percent - at least once a week and 8.2 percent more rarely.

 

According to the survey results, 86.3 percent of the population aged 6 years and older owns a mobile phone, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than the previous year. This indicator decreased by 1.2 percentage points in urban and increased by 0.9 percentage points in rural areas and amounted to 89.9 percent and 80.6 percent, respectively.

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