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In 2019, 87% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Sweden to 68% in Bulgaria.

Internet use has grown rapidly over the years - in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2013 at 75%.


Share of people aged 16-74 who used internet in the previous 3 months, 2019

The source dataset is available here.


The internet was used mainly to send/receive e-mails (75%), to find information about goods and services (68%), for instant messaging (67%) and online news (63%). A majority of people also used the internet to use banking facilities (58%), to participate in social networks (57%), to look for health information (55%), for listening to music (53%) and telephoning or video calls (52%). 


Internet activities in the EU  (% of people aged 16-74, 2019)

The source datasets is available here.


Eurostat has just released fresh 2019 data for the Community survey on ICT usage in European households and enterprises; the full data from the survey is available here.

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