Purposes of the use of the Internet in spring 2007, per cent of Internet users

Purpose of use %
Sending or receiving e-mails 90
Finding information about goods or services 86
Internet banking 84
Browsing travel and accommodation websites 71
Reading or downloading online magazines 63
Seeking health-related information 59
Obtaining information from public authorities' web sites 54
Looking for information about education, training or course offers 45
Listening to music online or downloading music on PC or other device 41
Consulting the Internet with the purpose of learning 38
Downloading programmes to the PC 38
Instant messaging 37
Looking for a job or sending a job application 33
Reading weblogs 33
Listening to web radios or watching web television 31
Chatting or writing on discussion boards 29
Playing games online 25
Internet phone calls 20
Selling goods or services e.g. via auctions 17
Doing an online course 16
Downloading games to the PC 9
Videoconference 7


Last updated 28.9.2007

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Use of information and communications technology by individuals [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-8710. 2007, Purposes of the use of the Internet in spring 2007, per cent of Internet users . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/sutivi/2007/sutivi_2007_2007-09-28_tau_001_en.html

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