Survey on information and communication technologies usage and e-Commerce in enterprises with less than 10 persons employed (2016) 

ICT-VSE 2016

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Data description

Individual data represent one line per legal unit responding to the survey. Most of the variables are qualitative and are used to enumerate companies using a particular ICT technology. Some variables are quantitative and are expressed in number of persons employed, in euros or as a percentage.
The data disseminated in an Insee Resultats are totals (number of enterprises, persons employed, euros) by sector of activity and size of the companies, for most of the survey variables.
Cf file "S.3.1. liste_variables_TIC-TPE16.pdf"

Classification system

Indicative of a so-called "microenterprise" unit (enterprise of 1 to 9 persons employed whose turnover does not exceed 2 million euros):
- 0: No
- 1: Yes

Sector of activity grouped together in 8 arrangements:
- CDE: Industry (divisions 10 to 39)
- F__ : Construction (divisions 41 to 43)
- G__ : Commerce (divisions 45 to 47)
- H__ : Transportation (divisions 49 to 53)
- I__ : Accommodation and food service activities (divisions 55 and 56)
- J_s : Information and communication; computer repair (divisions 58 to 63 + group 951)
- M__: Professional, scientific and technical activities (divisions 69 to 74)
- N_L: Administrative and support service activities; real-estate activities (divisions 68 and 77 to 82)

Indicative of belonging to the ICT sectors according to the OECD (divisions 61 and 62 + groups 261 to 264, 268, 465, 582, 631 and 951) (ICT):
- 0: No
- 1: Yes

Size of the enterprise in 3 bands
- 0_0: 0 person employed
- 1_1: 1 person employed
- 2_9: 2 to 9 persons employed

Size of the enterprise in 4 bands:
- 0_0: 0 person employed
- 1_1: 1 person employed
- 2_4: 2 to 4 persons employed
- 5_9: 5 to 9 persons employed

Sector coverage

The enterprises belong to the following sectors of NACE rev. 2:
- manufacturing (section C)
- electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (section D)
- water supply ; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (section E)
- construction (section F)
- wholesal and retailtrade ; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (section G)
- transportation and storage (section H)
- accommodation and food service activities (section I)
- information and communication (section J)
- real-estate activities (section L)
- professional, scientific and technical activities exc. veterinary activities (divisions 69 to 74)
- administrative and support service activities (section N)
- repair of computers and communication equipment (group 951).

Statistical concepts and definitions

The questions relate to most of the topics from the European survey in enterprises with 10 or more persons employed, to ensure that the data are comparable. It is however adapted to very small enterprises. The main themes covered are:
- the use of computers and IT networks;
- Internet access and usage (use of a website, social media, etc.);
- ICT security;
- electronic invoicing and e-commerce.

Statistical unit

The interrogation unit is the legal unit (LU), identified by its SIREN number.

Statistical population

The legal units surveyed are French units, which are active, commercial, and operating, with less than 10 persons employed (non-salaried persons are included in the workforce), excluding the public sector (legal category starting with 7).
The enterprises belong to the following sectors of NACE rev. 2:
- manufacturing (section C)
- electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (section D)
- water supply ; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (section E)
- construction (section F)
- wholesale and retail trade ; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (section G)
- transportation and storage (section H)
- accommodation and food service activities (section I)
- information and communication (section J)
- real-estate activities (section L)
- professional, scientific and technical activities exc. veterinary activities (divisions 69 to 74)
- administrative and support service activities (section N)
- repair of computers and communication equipment (group 95).

The ICT-TPE 2012 survey revealed that the survey is not relevant for some units with no economic activity and more often than not with no employees. Thus, the following units are excluded from the area of the survey on the basis of their legal category (LC):
- LUs in the form of non-trading real estate company  (CJ='6540').
- LUs in the form of partnerships (SNC -- CJ='5202') and the economic interest groupings (EIG -- CJ='6210' or '6220').
- Associations (CJ='9220') whose turnover at launch is zero or non-existent or whose number of employees is zero or non-existent in the baseline survey.

Other units are also excluded:
- Sole traders.
- The legal units within the scope of the profiled enterprises surveyed in the ICT 2016 survey - they are considered to have already been covered in the survey of enterprises with 10 or more persons employed.
- Units created after 31/12/2015, as well as non-active units at 31/12/2015 - this makes it possible to avoid surveying companies that are too young (that have not yet started operations, or have done so too recently to be able to complete the survey).

Time coverage

Year 2016