Internet Usage in Cyprus and Europe

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Internet Usage in Cyprus and Europe

Usage in Cyprus




Total Online Population (000’s) in 2011 585
Percentage of Population Online in 2011 52.2%







Demographics

There were 584,863 internet users in Cyprus (representing 52.2% of the population) in December 2011, according to Internet World Stats. (Internet World Stats, April 2012)


An increase was observed in the individuals that used the internet during the first quarter of 2011 in Cyprus, from 52,2% in 2010 to 56,9% in 2011, according to the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus’ annual survey ‘Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Households and by Individuals 2011′.

Individuals 16 – 24 years old (94.7%) and students (99.5%) are the more frequent internet users. This percentage decrease with age since only 7.8% of individuals 65 – 74 years old use the internet. Men are using the internet more frequently than women with percentage 61.2% and 54.3% respectively.

The most popular internet activities among Cypriots are finding information about goods or services, and reading/downloading online newspaper/magazines (84.9% and 63.8% of internet users respectively). (Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, November 2011)

Access

Internet access in households continues to increase in Cyprus, according to the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus’ annual survey ‘Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Households and by Individuals 2011′. The internet was accessed at least once in 57.4% of the households in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 53.7% in 2010.

The main reason for households not having an internet connection was the lack of skills (63.9% of the households without access to the internet). (Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, November 2011)

UGC and Social Media

58.9% of internet users in Cyprus in 2011 are participating in social networks like facebook, twitter etc., according to the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus’ annual survey ‘Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Households and by Individuals 2011′. (Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, November 2011)



Usage in Europe







Internet and Facebook Usage in Europe

EUROPE

Population
( 2011 Est. )

% Pop.
of World

Internet Users,
31-Dec-11

Penetration
(% Population)

Users
% World

Facebook
31-Mar-12

Europe

816,426,346

11.8 %

500,723,686

61.3 %

22.1 %

232,935,740

Rest of World

6,113,628,808

88.2 %

1,766,510,056

28.9 %

77.9 %

602,589,540

TOTAL WORLD

6,930,055,154

100.0 %

2,267,233,742

32.7 %

100.0 %

835,525,280

NOTES: (1) European Internet Statistics were updated for December 31, 2011.
(2) Facebook data was updated for March 31, 2012.
(3) Population is based on data from the
Census Bureau.
(4) The usage numbers come from various qualified sources, mainly from data published by
Nielsen Online , ITU, Facebook, GfK , and other trustworthy sources.
(5) Data may be cited,giving due credit and establishing an active link back to
Internet World Stats
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