The Internet is less accessible to Germans, in Macedonia 13 percent of the population does not use it
In Germany, more and more people admit that they cannot afford the Internet, DPA reports. Last year, this was the case with 2,6 percent of citizens over the age of 16. According to the State Statistics Office, almost 87 percent of the citizens use the Internet in our country, and it is unavailable to 13 percent.
According to DPA, among Germans, the number has increased since the previous one, when the Internet was a luxury for 2,2 percent of citizens. Last year's percentage in Germany is below the European average, which in 2022 was 2,4 percent.
However, in the countries of the European Union, the differences are very large. Thus, 0,3 percent of Finns say that they cannot afford to use the Internet at home, while in Romania this was said by 9,1 percent of citizens.
According to our Statistics Office, in the first quarter of 2022, 86.6% of households had access to the internet from home. In the first quarter of 2022, of the total population aged 15 to 74, 88.3% used the Internet, and 73.9% used it several times during the day. Even half of the people ordered/bought goods or services online in the last 12 months.
According to the State Statistics Office, almost 99 percent of young people in Macedonia between the ages of 15 and 24 use the Internet every day or almost every day. Only 0,7 percent of young people of that age use the Internet at least once a week, but not every day, and there are no young people who use the Internet less than once a week.
Macedonians aged 25 to 54 are in second place in terms of internet usage. A high 91,6 percent of residents of that age use the Internet every day or almost every day, 3,4 percent use it at least once a week, but not every day, and 0,8 percent use it less than once a week.
The data show that the number of users is not small among the elderly, that is, those aged 55 to 74, so the announcement states that 49,1 percent of them use the Internet every day, 10,4 percent at least once a week, and 1,5% less than once a week.