Annex I: Technology Facts and Figures

Technology Facts & Figures

TABLE I: Individuals who used the Internet (from any location) in the last 12 months, by gender (%), 2009 or latest year available.


Country name
Latest
Gender
 
 
 
 
year
Male
 
Female
 
Australia
2009
75.1
 
73.4
 
Austria
2009
78.8
 
68.3
 
Azerbaijan
2009
32
 
23
 
Belgium
2009
79.5
 
72.9
 
Brazil
2009
40.6
¹
37.9
¹
Bulgaria
2009
47
 
43.1
 
Canada
2007
74.1
 
72.3
 
Chile
2006
36.5
 
32.6
 
Costa Rica
2008
33.8
 
30.8
 
Croatia
2009
55.4
 
46.1
 
Cyprus
2009
53.3
 
46.6
 
Czech Republic
2009
66.4
 
62.5
 
Denmark
2009
87.9
 
85.8
 
Ecuador
2008
26.6
 
24.9
 
El Salvador
2008
11
 
9.3
 
Estonia
2009
72
 
72.7
 
Finland
2009
82.2
¹
82.7
¹
France
2009
70.8
 
72.3
 
Germany
2009
83.2
 
75.3
 
Greece
2009
49.2
 
40
 
Honduras
2008
9.4
 
9.8
 
Hong Kong, China
2009
72.9
 
66.1
 
Hungary
2009
63.3
 
60.5
 
Iceland
2009
94.7
 
92.2
 
Ireland
2009
65.9
 
68.8
 
Israel
2008
62.7
 
56.2
 
Italy
2009
54.1
 
43.6
 
Japan
2009
81.2
³
74.8
³
Korea (Rep.)
2009
85.9
 
77.1
 
Latvia
2009
67.8
 
66
 
Lebanon
2005
12.5
 
7.9
 
Lithuania
2009
60.8
 
58.8
 
Luxembourg
2009
92.1
 
82.5
 
Macao, China
2008
51.5
 
47.1
 
Malta
2009
61
 
56.7
 
Mauritius
2008
23.5
 
20.2
 
Mexico
2009
29.8
 
27
 
Netherlands
2009
92.4
 
86.9
 
New Zealand
2009
79.8
 
79.6
 
Nicaragua
2006
9.6
 
10
 
Norway
2009
94.8
 
89.3
 
Oman
2007
18.8
 
13.7
 
Palestinian Authority
2009
38.1
 
26.2
 
Paraguay
2008
15
 
13.5
 
Peru
2008
34.5
26.8
Poland
2009
61.1
 
57.1
 
Portugal
2009
52.8
 
43.9
 
Qatar
2009
80
 
78.3
 
Romania
2009
38.4
 
34.8
 
Serbia
2009
47.3
 
36.3
 
Slovak Republic
2009
77.1
 
73.3
 
Slovenia
2009
65.7
 
62.9
 
Spain
2009
65.7
 
59.5
 
Sweden
2009
91.2
 
90.4
 
Switzerland
2008
82.9
71.8
TFYR Macedonia
2009
54
 
49.5
 
Thailand
2009
19.8
 
20.4
 
Turkey
2009
46.8
 
26.3
 
Ukraine
2008
12.2
 
9.1
 
United Kingdom
2009
84.5
¹
81.2
¹
United States
2009
67.9
 
68.8
 
Notes: Age scope varies among countries.
(1) In the last 3 months. (3) Sample results. (5) In the last month. (7) In the last 6 months.

Souce: International Telecommunication Union World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database50

TABLE II: Ownership and usage of mobile phones by age, women in low and middle income countries51

Age         Own       Borrow    yet to make use
14-20 61 29 10
21-27 65 27 8
28-36 65 20 15
37-49 60 20 20
50-74 50 25 25

In a 2010 Cherie Blair Foundation survey, girls and young women between 14 and 27 had the highest rates of mobile phone ownership among women.

50International Telecommunication Union. (2010). Measuring the Information Society. (http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2010/index.html) http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2010/Material/MIS_2010_without%20annex%204-e.pdf

51Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity A study on the mobile phone gender gap in low and middle-income countries, Cherie Blair Foundation 2010