The number of social network and internet users is further increasing in the Czech Republic, fresh CZSO data show.
It seems the pandemic has changed the way people in the country interact and use their online presence in general.
Here is a breakdown of some of the data facts.
Social networks are now being used by 4.9 million people over the age of 16 in the Czech Republic, according to data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSO), which was published on Monday. This represents 56.3% of the population in this age group.
Of those who have used the Internet in the last three months, 68% of people over the age of 16 use social networks. Compared to 2020, the number of social network users increased by 2.5 percentage points (in 2020 it was 53.8%).
From the examined group 16+, most people in the age category of 16-24 use social networks. 95% of them are on at least one social network.
With increasing age, the shares of social network users decrease. For example, in the group of 45-54 years, 60% of them use it and in the group of 65+ it is just 11%.
Social networks are slightly more used by women (58%) than men (54.4%).
Data for the use of social networks in individual regions in the Czech Republic are calculated as moving averages from 2019-21.
These data show that the use of social networks in the mentioned period was the most widespread in Prague, where 58% of people over the age of 16 used some social network.
On the contrary, they were the least used by people in the Karlovy Vary region (50%).
This year, 15% of people in the Czech Republic (ie about 1.3 million 16+) watched programs on paid channels such as Netflix or HBO Go.
Almost 58% of the population shop online, Internet shopping jumped last year from 39% to 54%.
Even in 2021, there was an increase in online shopping- it increased to 57.5%.
This represents 5.04 million people over the age of 16 who bought online at least once in the last three months before the survey date.