Canada: internet activity reach 2012, by education level

This statistic presents the reach of various online activities among internet users in Canada in 2012, sorted by education level. During the reported period it was found that internet users with a Bachelor's degree or higher had an e-mail usage penetration of 98.2 percent.

Reach of online activities among internet users in Canada in 2012, by education level

High school or lessCollege, trades, or some universityBachelor's degree or higher
E-mail 87%94.1%98.2%
Use instant messenger 36%40.6%42.2%
Visit or interact with government websites 48.5%63.5%77.2%
Search for medical or health-related information 57.7%67.4%76%
Formal education, training or school work 34.8%34.9%41.2%
Travel information or making travel arrangements 51%65.7%84.8%
Search for employment 32.9%35.9%38.3%
Electronic banking 58.4%73.8%84.4%
Research investments 16.4%25.8%38.9%
Read or watch the news 59.4%69.8%84.5%
Research community events 48.3%56.8%70%
Window shop or browse for information on goods and services 66.3%78.2%85.8%
Sell goods or services (through auction sites) 17.6%24.6%27.7%
Use social networking sites 66.3%67.2%67.4%
Contribute content or participate in discussion groups 22.9%22.5%27.5%
Play online games 43.6%35.1%25%
Obtain or save music (free or paid downloads) 49.2%48.9%54.2%
Obtain or save software (free or paid downloads) 31.9%36.8%47.3%
Listen to radio online 29.3%38.3%48%
Download or watch television online 32.1%37.4%49.2%
Download or watch movies or video clips online49.1%52%63.1%
Make telephone calls online34%40.9%57.4%
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Source

Release date

October 2013

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2012

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Internet users

Supplementary notes


Electronic banking: paying bills, viewing statements, transferring funds between accounts
Contribute content or participate in discussion groups: blogging, message boards, posting images
Percentage of all individuals aged 16 years old and over who responded to have used the Internet for personal non business use in the past twelve months from any location.

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