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Canadian Internet Use Survey (Based on 2009 Usage)

Canada’s Online Health Check

Statistics Canada has just released some new data about Canadians’ Internet use.  The data are based on a November 2009 survey, in which more than 23,000 Canadians aged 16 years and over were surveyed.

A few quotes and highlights from the report:

  • In 2009, 80% of Canadians aged 16 and older, or 21.7 million people, used the Internet for personal reasons
  • 98% of people aged 16 to 24 went online
  • 66% of people 45 or older went online
  • A similar proportion of men (81%) and women (80%) used the Internet
  • 96% of Internet users aged 16 or older reported going online from home, 42% from work, 21% from schools, 15% from libraries
  • Among those who used the Internet from home, 75% went online every day during a typical month
  • 55% were online for 5 hours or more during a typical week
  • 92% connected with a high-speed connection

Health searches on the Internet:

  • Searching for health information online was reported by 70% of home users
  • 74% of women used the Internet to search for information about health or medical conditions, while 66% of men did so

To see Canadian Internet use statistics from the previous 2007 report, go here.

Stay in touch,
Natalie

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