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Use of information and communications technology by individuals

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http://
Main topic: Science, Technology and Information Society
Related topics: Culture and the Media
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


The purpose of the survey on Use of information and communications technology is to produce data about ICT usage in households and by individuals. The data are used for the development projects of Finnish information society and for compiling pan-European information society indicators.

Data content

The objective is to examine the generality of people’s computers and Internet use, use purposes and consumers' net commerce. The survey results are available, the basic data are confidential.

Classifications used

The classification used include household size and structure, age, gender, regional classifications based on the division of municipalities.

Data collection methods and data sources

The survey is a sample survey carried out annually in spring and summer as a telephone interview and online among the population aged 16 to 89.

Data collections

Updating frequency

Once a year

Time of completion or release

Third or fourth quartile

Time series

Varies by time series, most time series at least from the year 2002 onwards.


communication technology, computers, data protection, data security, domestic appliances, electronic commerce, information society, information technology, internet, mobile phones, online studying, social media, telephones

Contact information

Last updated 12.03.2018