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Most of the Swiss surfing more than five hours per week

93 per cent of the Swiss population use the Internet. In the age group between 15 and 55 years it is almost 100 percent. The average to below the seniors, but t

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Most of the Swiss surfing more than five hours per week

93 per cent of the Swiss population use the Internet. In the age group between 15 and 55 years it is almost 100 percent. The average to below the seniors, but they are catching up. In any case, the men.

95 percent of 15 - to 55-Year-old to go daily into the network, as new Figures from the Federal office for statistics (BFS) show. In 2014, the overall average was only 84 percent, and in 2017, at 90. The highest proportion is in the case of the Studied: 98% of persons with a tertiary education are Internet users, compared with only 80 percent of those having only compulsory education surfing.

The majority of the highest age group is catching up: in the Meantime, 88 per cent of 65 to 74 Years of age use the Internet, the are 11 percentage points more than in 2017. The 75-Year-old an increase of 13 percentage points and are now 58 percent online. In the case of the sexes is evident, according to BFS only in the highest age class with a difference: With more than 60 years, 85 percent of men, but only 73 percent of women surfing.

Strong digitalisation in the world of work

The generational differences in the fact of Internet use to dwindle, but with respect to the digital skills shortage in the Elderly: three-quarters of 15 - to 24-Year-olds with advanced digital skills, the 55 - to 64-Year-olds, only one-third, and in the over-65-Year-old only just under one sixth.

could also live with the lack of participation of the pensioners on acquisition contexts. Because the world of work seems to be one of the most important sources for digital expertise. Almost a quarter of the acquisition in accordance with BFS has the impression that the work in the last twelve months because of a digital tool was introduced, its handling had to learn.

29% is found, you would always need more time in order to acquire new competencies. But that will not be perceived as negative: Almost one in four workers is of the opinion that digital tools have simplified the cooperation with the colleagues or business partners.


stagnation is the most Important part of the use of the Internet for private use is communication. 87 percent of the population sends and receives E-Mails, three per cent more than two years ago. 80 percent use Instant Messaging.

77 percent are looking for Goods and services, 73 percent after the News, 68 percent operate E-Banking, 64 percent watch movies and Videos, 55 per cent consume or download music - all with a rise of three to eight percent for 2017.

Significantly, only video conferences with 24 percent and self-generated content or Blogs, Upload points, with 11 percent. Only in two areas, the usage is stagnating: In the case of social networks, which can be used like two years ago by 49 percent and the job-search and Online application that is declined by one percentage point to 24 per cent (which could be associated to a fall in unemployment).

Only 7 percent of non-surfing on the go

Striking mobile Browsing has increased: Eight out of ten people connect to a mobile phone outside of your home or Workplace with the Internet. Only 7 percent of the population to use a mobile device. In 2017, this proportion amounted to 25 percent.

Also the duration is increasing, with Two thirds of the adult population are more than five hours per week on the Internet. The youngest and most educated persons are online most often, however, the use duration increases in accordance with BFS, in all age groups significantly. (Dec/sda)

Created: 10.12.2019, 13:20 PM

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