Canadian Internet Usage-Consumers

Are you still trying to decide if you need to have a web presence?

Read the following statistics from Statistics Canada.

Among Canadians living in communities with a population of 10,000 or more, 83% used the Internet. In 2009, 80% of Canadians aged 16 and older, or 21.7 million people, used the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007 when the survey was last conducted.

Based on household income, the vast majority (94%) of people from households with incomes of $85,000 or more, used the Internet, compared with 56% among households with incomes of $30,000 or less.

Searching for health information online was reported by 70% of home users, up from 59% in 2007.

Online transactions were more prominent in 2009, with 50% of home users reporting ordering goods or services over the Internet and 67% going online for electronic banking or bill payment.

In 2009, 31% of home users reported downloading or watching TV or movies, while 27% reported contributing content by writing blogs, posting photographs or joining discussion groups

Terry Heenan

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