Community Statistics on information Society (CSIS) Community Statistics on information Society (CSIS)

Description of the dataset

The Community survey concerning statistics on the Information Society survey is conducted annually in all Member States, two countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), candidate and accession countries to the EU.  The data collection is based on Regulation (EC) 808/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council. The transmission of microdata to Eurostat was voluntary until the reference year 2010 while it has been mandatory from 2011 onwards.

The survey gathers information on access and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) from households and individuals. The survey covers households with at least one member in the age between 16 and 74 and individuals with an age between 16 and 74. Information on access to ICT, e.g. connection to the internet, is collected at household level while statistics on the use of ICT, mainly on the use of the internet is gathered for persons. The survey distinguishes between annual core subjects, which are included in the survey every year, and episodic topics on various ICT phenomena, which change in different survey years.

The annual core subjects are:

  • Access to ICT
  • Use of computers
  • Use of the Internet
  • eGovernment
  • eCommerce
  • eSkills

The episodic topics in different survey years:

  • Use of clouds services (2014)
  • eGovernment (2006, 2013)
  • Skills and digital literacy (2007, 2011)
  • Advanced services (2008)
  • e-Commerce and trust (2009)
  • Internet security (2010, 2015)
  • Mobile use of the internet and ubiquitous connectivity (2012)

In order to analyse variables of access and use of ICT in relation with households' or persons' characteristics, a number of so called social background variables are collected. These include composition, income and regional location of the household as well as the age, gender, educational attainment and employment situation of persons.

What is available

Data sets for the reference years from 2008 until 2015 are available in CD-ROMs (scientific use files). Microdata on ICT usage in households and by individuals is going to be released annually.

CSIS 2008 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PT, SE, SI, SK

CSIS 2009 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK

CSIS 2010 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK

CSIS 2011 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2012 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2013 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2014 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2015 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK