This is an archived release.
6 out of 10 households have broadband
7 out of 10 households in Norway have access to the Internet, and 80 per cent of these subscriptions are broadband connections. Three quarters of the households have access to a PC, and it is used every workday by 66 per cent of the population.
ADSL, and other xDSL technologies, are now the most common connection to the Internet in Norway. 48 per cent had ADSL by the second quarter of 2006.
Generally, families with children and families with high incomes have access to information and communication technology (ICT) more often than others. Younger people and people with higher education do also have access to ICT more often than others. While 84 per cent of the households with a gross income over NOK 600 000 have broadband, the same accounts for only 39 per cent of the households with income below NOK 200 000.
85 per cent of the Norwegian population have used a PC in the three last months, while 66 per cent of the Norwegian population use a PC every workday. More men and more people with higher education use a PC every workday.
More Internet shopping
81 per cent of the population has used the Internet during the last three months, 58 per cent every workday. The portion of men that is using the Internet is higher than the portion of women, and men also uses the Internet more frequently than women.
The main purpose of using the Internet is searching for information or use of online services. 90 per cent uses the Internet for communication.
The part of the population which have bought or ordered goods or services for private use over the Internet shows a moderate growth. During the last 12 months, 61 per cent of the Norwegian population have done so. Comparable figures for the years 2005 and 2004 were respectively 55 and 41 per cent.
Travel and holiday accommodations are the most popular Internet purchases. 65 per cent of the people that had made purchases on the Internet had bought or ordered travels or holiday accommodations. Purchasing other tickets and books is also popular.
7 out of 10 Internet users have used the Internet for dealing with public services or administrations during the last 3 months. There are slightly more men using public authorities’ web sites. People in the age groups between 25 and 54 years old and people with higher education are the most frequently users of e-Government.
Many other European countries produce statistics about ICT usage in households in cooperation with EUs statistical office Eurostat. The plan for this survey is adapted to Eurostat guidelines. Internationally comparable figures can be found here .
For more information about the survey, see About the statistics
- Table 1 Percentage with access to different ICT, by family type and household income. 2nd quarter of 2006
- Table 2 Percentage with different kinds of Internet subscriptions, by family type, household income, sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter of 2006
- Table 3 Use of computers the last 3 months, by sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter of 2006. Per cent
- Table 4 Percentage of PC users that has carried out certain PC related activities, by sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter of 2006
- Table 5 Use of the Internet, frequency and location of use last 3 months. Percentage of population, by sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter 2006
- Table 6 Purpose and nature of activities on the Internet the last 3 months. Percentage of Internet users the last 3 months, by sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter of 2006
- Table 7 Types of goods and services bought or ordered over the Internet for private use, the last 12 months, by sex and age. 2nd quarter of 2006. Per cent
- Table 8 Percentage of Internet users using e-Government, by sex, age, education and employment situation. 2nd quarter of 2006
- Table 9 Percentage of those who have used the Internet last 12 months which have used certain e-Government activities last 12 months, by sex, age education and employment situation, 2006, per cent