81.4% of households with at least one member between 16 and 74 years old You have some type of computer (desktop, laptop, tablet…), which means an increase of 0.5 points compared to 2019. This is clear from the last Survey on Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Homes corresponding to 2020, which has just been made public by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
By device type, 76.2% have desktop or laptop computers and 58.4% with tablets. The mobile phone is present in almost all homes (99.5%, with an increase of one point compared to 2019). For his part, the landline continues its decline and it is available in 71.1% of homes, 3.8 points less than in 2019.
More than 15.5 million households with at least one member aged 16 to 74 years (95.3% of the total, compared to 91.2% in 2019) They have Internet access via fixed and/or mobile broadband. The main type of broadband connection is through fixed modalities (fiber optic or cable network, ADSL…), which is present in 82.1% of homes (regardless of whether they also have a mobile connection). For their part, 13.2% only access the Internet through a mobile connection (3G or 4G…).
The mobile phone is now present in almost all homes (99.5%)
The percentage of households with fixed broadband increases as the larger the size of the municipality. Thus, it reaches 85.5% in those with more than 100,000 inhabitants or provincial capitals, compared to 73.7% in those with less than 10,000 inhabitants. For their part, households with higher incomes have a fixed broadband connection in a greater proportion than those with lower incomes. While the latter have a higher percentage of access only through mobile devices. 96.2% of households with iNet monthly income of 2,500 euros or more have landline access and 3.6% do so only through mobile. On the contrary, among households that earn less than 900 euros, the percentages are 62.7% in landline access and 23.2% only through mobile phones.
More and more minors with mobile phones
The use of new technologies by minors is, in general, very widespread. Computer use is very high (91.5% of minors compared to 89.7% in 2019) and even more the use of the Internet (94.5%, 92.9% in 2019).
Almost 70% of kids aged 10 to 15 have a mobile phone, three points more than in 2019
For its part, 69.5% of the population between 10 and 15 years old has a mobile phone compared to 66.0% in 2019. By sex, girls use new technologies to a greater extent. By age, the use of ICT grows as the years of minors increase, especially from the age of 13.
Internet use in people over 16 years of age
93.2% of people aged 16 to 74 have used the Internet in the last three months (2.5 points more than in 2019). This represents a total of 32.8 million (with an increase of more than one million users). Due to frequency of use, the 91.3% connect at least once a week (3.6 points more than in 2019), 83.1% daily (5.5 points more) and 81.0% several times a day (6.1 points more).
The activities most carried out in the last three months by the population aged 16 to 74 have been: using instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp (by 89.5%, 85.1% in 2019), searching for information about goods and services (78.3%, 72.9% in 2019) and telephone or make video calls over the Internet (77.7%, 54.9% in 2019).
Participation in social networks and online purchasing
64.7% of the population between 16 and 74 years old has participated in social networks during the last three months of a general nature (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube). This percentage is 6.1 points higher than in 2019. The most participatory are the students (93.8%) and young people from 16 to 24 years old (93.0%). By sex, the activity of women (66.4%) is higher than that of men (62.9%).
The estimated average expenditure per online buyer reaches 274 euros, nine euros more than last year
Almost 19 million people, 53.8% of the population aged 16 to 74, have purchased online in the last three months for private reasons, compared to 46.9% in 2019. 62.6% have purchased in the last 12 months (58.0% in 2019). He estimated average spending per buyer reaches 273.8 euros, with an increase of 9.1 euros compared to 2019. In total, 93.6 million purchases are made. 51.2% bought a product in physical format; 30.2% clothing, shoes or accessories (bags, jewelry), 16.1% deliveries of restaurants, fast food, catering and 14.0% sporting goods.
During the last 12 months, the most purchased products online were clothing, shoes or accessories (39.6% of the population acquired them), computers, tablets, mobile phones or accessories (24.2%) and sporting goods (22.0%).
On the other hand, 35.7% of people aged 16 to 74 downloaded a product or subscription via the Internet in the last three months18.6% software (including updates), 15.6% streaming movies or series and 11.3% online or downloaded games.