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Usage of private computers for text processing in Germany 2013-2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey concerning the usage of of private computers for text processing in Germany from 2013 to 2015. In 2013, roughly 43.5 million German PC users aged 14 years and older used their personal computers for writing, processing or reading text documents.

Number of computer users who used their private PC for text processing in Germany from 2013 to 2015

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Release date

October 2015



Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking private computer users

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on the basic population:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older, in private households at the place of main residence in Germany.

Information on basic sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected base of 70.33 million persons
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected base of 70.52 million persons
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons

Information on target group "German-speaking private computer users":
2013: projected base of 50.99 million persons
2014: projected base of 52.69 million persons
2015: projected base of 51.87 million persons

The question was phrased by the source as follows:
"Which of the following do you personally do on your computer at home?"
(Original German question: "Wozu nutzen Sie persönlich den/die Computer zu Hause? Was von dem, was hier steht, machen Sie mit dem Computer?")

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