Use of PCs and internet continues to rise in HK
Updated at 6.03pm:
The use of personal computers and the internet in Hong Kong households and private companies continued to enjoy steady growth this year, two new surveys released on Monday showed.
The Census and Statistics Department surveys examined the use of information technology (IT) in Hong Kong. They were conducted from May to August.
The Household Survey focused on IT use among households and the Establishment Survey examined IT used by firms.
The first survey confirmed that PC and internet connections were becoming more common in Hong Kong households.
Some 1.5 million households ? or 71.1 per cent ? now had PCs in their homes this year.
Of these 1.4 million (91.3 per cent) have their PCs connected to the internet. This was 64.9 per cent of all domestic households in Hong Kong.
These were increases compared with similar survey results last year? in which 67.5 per cent households had PCs at home; among them 60.0 per cent had their PCs connected to the internet.
The survey also showed that the PC user rate was higher among younger people, students and better-educated people.
The second survey on the business sector found that 58.4 per cent of private companies used PCs and 50.4 per cent had internet connections in 2004. Last year, only 54.8 per cent of companies were using PCs and 47.5 per cent had connections to the internet.
For further details on the surveys, visit: http://www.info.gov.hk/digital21