Every year the survey on “Aspects of daily life” provides data on behaviours and the most important aspects of daily life in households.
The information presented today is taken from the survey carried out in February 2010 and regards: access to Information and Communication Technologies, use of computers, use of the Internet, use of e-Commerce, Internet security and e-skills. The sample included 19,000 households, representing a total of 48,000 individuals.
The growth of ICT in Italian households has been continuing in 2010. The percentage of Italian households that owned a PC increased (from 54.3% to 57.6%), Internet access at home (from 47.3% to 52.4%) and broadband access increased (from 34.5% to 43.4%) as well.
In Italy strong inequalities at the territorial level still persist as regards ICT usage. For example, in 2010 in the North about 60% of households own a PC and about 54% have Internet access at home, while in South of Italy the percentages are, respectively around 51% and 47%.
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