Usage of information - communication technologies in households, year 2007
According to the Survey of ICT usage in households and individuals, conducted in April, 2007, in the first quarter of 2007, 76.9% of the households in the Republic of Macedonia used fixed telephone line, 78.0% used at least one mobile phone, 47.1% were connected to the cable TV, 33.2% had personal computer and 16.5% had access to the Internet at home.
Households with Internet access - type of the Internet connection
In the first quarter, 2007, the households mostly used narrowband Internet connection, i.e. 45.7% of the households with Internet access at home used modem (dial-up), 16.2% used mobile phone with narrowband connection (WAP, GPRS), and 3.2% used ISDN for Internet connection.
Usage of the information-communication technologies by individuals
There are differences in using the information and communication technologies by individuals according to sex, age and education.
In the first quarter of 2007, the mobile phone, the computer and the Internet were mostly used by individuals that belong to the age group 15 - 24 (89.7%, 80.0% and 66.8% respectively), and less by the individuals of the age group 65-74 (17.0%, 4.1%, 3.0% respectively).
In the first quarter of 2007, proportionally to the educational group, the mobile phone, computer and the Internet were being used by the individuals with higher education (of which 87.6% were using mobile phone, 69.9% were using computer, 55.1% were using Internet), and less by the individuals with primary and lower secondary education (45.2%, 24.6%, 18.8% respectively).
Purpose of the Internet usage in the first quarter, 2007
92.5% of the persons aged 15-74 that used the Internet in the last three months were using Internet for communication, for example receiving/sending e-mails (82.1%), for communication like Chat, Mirc, ICQ, MSN (52.4%), telephoning (33.4%).
*source: the State Statistical Office