Canada: internet activity reach 2012, by age

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 28, 2013
Canada: internet activity reach 2012, by age This statistic presents the reach of various online activities among internet users in Canada in 2012, sorted by age. During the reported period, 83.6 percent of Canadian internet users aged 25 to 44 years old were using electronic banking.
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Reach of online activities among internet users in Canada in 2012, by age

16 to 24 years25 to 44 years45 to 64 years65+ years
E-mail94.4%95.5%90.8%89.4%
Use instant messenger48.1%42.8%35.3%27.8%
Visit or interact with government websites58.7%71.2%60.3%44.8%
Search for medical or health-related information61.9%71.2%65.8%61.9%
Formal education, training or school work 78.2%38.1%22.6%9.1%
Travel information or making travel arrangements 57.3%71.8%67.7%57%
Search for employment 60%43%24.6%4.1%
Electronic banking 70%83.6%66.8%48.5%
Research investments 15.4%30.3%28.9%23.1%
Read or watch the news 72.1%76.4%67.7%56.4%
Research community events 59.6%65.7%53.8%38.9%
Window shop or browse for information on goods and services77.6%84.5%74.2%53.6%
Sell goods or services (through auction sites) 18.9%30.1%21.2%12.5%
Use social networking sites 93.4%78.7%51.2%32%
Contribute content or participate in discussion groups 44.7%28.5%14.2%5.7%
Play online games 56.9%35.8%25.2%27.2%
Obtain or save music (free or paid downloads) 79.9%58.8%35.2%21.3%
Obtain or save software (free or paid downloads) 55.8%42.8%29%22%
Listen to radio online 37.9%47.9%33.8%17.2%
Download or watch television online 56.8%49.1%26.6%12.9%
Download or watch movies or video clips online 79%65.3%39.4%20.1%
Make telephone calls online57.2%49%35.5%25.5%
16 to 24 years25 to 44 years45 to 64 years65+ years
E-mail94.4%95.5%90.8%89.4%
Use instant messenger48.1%42.8%35.3%27.8%
Visit or interact with government websites58.7%71.2%60.3%44.8%
Search for medical or health-related information61.9%71.2%65.8%61.9%
Formal education, training or school work 78.2%38.1%22.6%9.1%
Travel information or making travel arrangements 57.3%71.8%67.7%57%
Search for employment 60%43%24.6%4.1%
Electronic banking 70%83.6%66.8%48.5%
Research investments 15.4%30.3%28.9%23.1%
Read or watch the news 72.1%76.4%67.7%56.4%
Research community events 59.6%65.7%53.8%38.9%
Window shop or browse for information on goods and services77.6%84.5%74.2%53.6%
Sell goods or services (through auction sites) 18.9%30.1%21.2%12.5%
Use social networking sites 93.4%78.7%51.2%32%
Contribute content or participate in discussion groups 44.7%28.5%14.2%5.7%
Play online games 56.9%35.8%25.2%27.2%
Obtain or save music (free or paid downloads) 79.9%58.8%35.2%21.3%
Obtain or save software (free or paid downloads) 55.8%42.8%29%22%
Listen to radio online 37.9%47.9%33.8%17.2%
Download or watch television online 56.8%49.1%26.6%12.9%
Download or watch movies or video clips online 79%65.3%39.4%20.1%
Make telephone calls online57.2%49%35.5%25.5%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 28, 2013
This statistic presents the reach of various online activities among internet users in Canada in 2012, sorted by age. During the reported period, 83.6 percent of Canadian internet users aged 25 to 44 years old were using electronic banking.
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