Community Statistics on information Society - Access to microdata

Community Statistics on information Society (CSIS)

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AGE: by 10-year bands
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: top-coded at 8+
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: top-coded at 4+
REGION: NUTS1

Note: There are some additional country-specific adaptations to the above rules.

Description of the dataset

The survey on Community statistics on information society is conducted each year in all EU Member States, 2 countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and EU candidate countries. The transmission of microdata to Eurostat was voluntary until the reference year 2010. It has been mandatory since 2011.

The survey gathers information on access to and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by households and individuals. It covers households with at least one member aged between 16 and 74 and individuals aged between 16 and 74. 

Information on access to ICT, e.g.  internet connection, is collected at household level, while statistics on the use of ICT, mainly on internet use, are gathered for individuals. The survey distinguishes between annual core subjects, which are included in the survey each year, and topics on various ICT developments, which change in different survey years.

Annual core subjects:

  • Access to ICT
  • Use of the internet
  • Use of e-government
  • Use of e-commerce (as of 2020 this module includes also data on collaborative economy)

Topics in different survey years:

  • Use of computers (annual until 2017)
  • Use of cloud services (2014)
  • E-government (2006, 2013)
  • E-skills and digital literacy (2007, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Advanced services (2008)
  • E-commerce and trust (2009)
  • Internet security (2010, 2015, 2019)
  • Mobile use of the internet and ubiquitous connectivity (2012)
  • Use of smart TV by activity (2016)
  • Privacy and protection of personal identity (2016, 2020, 2021)
  • Collaborative economy (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Trust security and privacy (2018)
  • ICT at work (2018)
  • Digital skills (2018)
  • Internet of Things (2020)

To analyse variables of access and use of ICT in relation to household or individual characteristics, we collect a number of social background variables. These include the composition, income and regional location of households as well as the age, sex, educational attainment and employment situation of individuals.

What data are available?

Data sets for the reference years 2008 to 2021 are available as scientific use files (partially anonymised data), where specific details about respondents are removed or combined together with other information to reduce the risk of identification. The following countries are available in the yearly releases: 

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, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2016 countries: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, UK

CSIS 2017 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 2018 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 2019 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 2020 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

CSIS 2021 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