Internet use by individuals, by type of activity (Internet users at home)
Related tables: Individual and household Internet use.
|% of individuals|
|Internet users at home1|
|Participating in chat groups or using a messenger||37.9||..||..|
|Use an instant messenger||..||49.9||44.8|
|Searching for information on Canadian municipal, provincial or federal government||52.0||51.4||56.5|
|Communicating with Canadian municipal, provincial or federal government||22.6||25.5||26.9|
|Searching for medical or health related information||57.9||58.6||69.9|
|Education, training or school work||42.9||49.5||50.3|
|Travel information or making travel arrangements||63.1||66.1||66.2|
|Search for employment||..||32.3||34.9|
|Electronic banking or paying bills||..||62.5||66.7|
|Obtaining or saving music||36.6||44.5||46.5|
|Obtaining or saving software||31.8||32.5||35.0|
|Viewing the news or sports||61.7||63.7||67.7|
|Obtaining weather reports or road conditions||66.6||69.8||74.6|
|Listening to the radio over the Internet||26.1||28.1||31.8|
|Downloading or watching television||8.5||15.7||24.7|
|Downloading or watching a movie||8.3||12.5||19.8|
|Researching community events||42.3||44.3||50.0|
|General browsing (surfing)||84.0||76.0||77.7|
|Research other matters (family history, parenting)||..||69.5||72.7|
|Contribute content (blogs, photos, discussion groups)||..||20.3||26.7|
|Make telephone calls||..||8.7||13.8|
|Sell goods or services (through auction sites)||..||8.9||13.4|
|Other Internet activity||10.9||1.5||7.8|
| .. : not available for a specific reference period. |
Note: The target population for the Canadian Internet Use Survey has changed from individuals 18 years of age and older in 2005 to individuals 16 years of age and older in 2007.
1. Internet users at home are individuals who answered that they used the Internet from home in the past twelve months.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 358-0130.
Last modified: 2010-05-10.
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