Purposes for using the internet in Finland 2018

This statistic shows the main purposes for using the internet among individuals in Finland in 2018. Most common usage types were e-mail and banking. These activities were performed on the internet by over 80 percent of respondents.

Purposes for using the internet in Finland in 2018*

Share of respondents
E-Mail83%
Banking83%
Finding information on products or services78%
Reading e-papers or television channel news pages74%
Finding information related to illnesses, nutrition and health65%
Using instant messaging apps on smartphone69%
Listening to music65%
Following social networks like Facebook61%
Reading blogs37%
Reserving an appointment for a doctor41%
Saving data on cloud service42%
Downloading games or playing online35%
Internet or video conversations40%
Looking for jobs25%
Buying second hand products30%
Selling one's own products or services25%
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Finland

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

5,100 respondents

Age group

16-89 years

Special properties

* usage within the last 3 months

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey material is emphasized to correspond to the whole population and households, taking into account the response losses. The compilation of the statistics is regulated in the Statistics Act (280/2004).

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