More and more homes equipped with electronic goods - Computers and internet access experiencing strong growth

François Gleizes, Carine Burricand, division Conditions de vie des ménages, Insee

The ownership by households of electronic goods has increased rapidly over the past decade. In 2013, three out of four households had a computer and Internet access. In 2004, fewer than one in two households had a computer and fewer than one in three Internet access. Senior citizens contributed strongly to the increase over this period. Some durable goods have also continued to spread (mobile phones, microwaves and dishwashers). Others have stabilised (multiple television sets, automotive), or even regressed in recent years (DVDsplayers). Households with children are the best equipped.

Insee Focus
No 20
Paru le : 02/03/2015