Usage of personal computers for professional purposes in Germany 2013-2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey concerning the usage of personal computers for professional purposes in Germany from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, roughly 30.82 million Germans aged 14 years and older used computers at their workplace, university or school.

Number of persons who personally used a computer at their workplace, university or school 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 employees. apprentices, students

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on 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 employees, apprentices and students":
2013: projected base of 44.76 million persons
2014: projected base of 45.00 million persons
2015: projected base of 44.51 million persons

The survey question was phrased as follows: "Do you personally use a computer at work, university or school?" (Original German question: "Nutzen Sie persönlich in Ihrem Betrieb/an der Uni, Schule einen PC, Computer?")

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