The survey on ICT usage by Individuals and in Households has been carried out annually since 2005 and is designed to satisfy the concepts and definitions of EC regulation No 808/2004 and subsequent implementing regulations.
This allows for comparability of results among all EU Member States. The aim of this survey is to obtain relevant indicators on the use of information and communication technology by individuals as well as the overall availability of computer and internet facilities in households. The scope is to measure progress in relation to the Digital Agenda for Europe, EU2015 and EU2020 targets.
For the purpose of this survey, a stratified random sample of 1,500 individuals is selected each year. This is subdivided by gender, age and district. The target population for this survey covers individuals living in households aged between 16 and 74.
The year 2015 is of particular relevance in measuring the progress towards the EU2020 targets, as it is considered a benchmarking year. Thus the 2015 questionnaire touches on a variety of topics.
Anonymised micro-data is forwarded to Eurostat on an annual basis, together with aggregated data which had been duly flagged for confidentiality and small counts.
A News release is published locally in Q1 following the end of the reference year.
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