Purposes of the use of the Internet in spring 2006, per cent of Internet users

Purpose of use %
Sending or receiving e-mails 87
Finding information about goods or services 87
Internet banking 81
Browsing travel and accommodation websites 68
Reading online magazines 60
Seeking health-related information 56
Obtaining information from public authorities' web sites 52
Listening to music online or downloading music on PC or other device 42
Downloading programmes to the PC 35
Looking for a job or sending a job application 34
Instant messaging 34
Studying at school, university or other institution 31
Chatting or writing on discussion boards 28
Playing games online 27
Listening to web radios or watching web television 26
Reading weblogs 20
Selling goods or services e.g. via auctions 16
Internet phone calls 15
Downloading games to the PC 9
Videoconference 7
Post educational courses 5
Educational activities aimed at improving employment opportunities 5


Last updated 11.12.2006

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Use of information and communications technology by individuals [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-8710. 2006, Purposes of the use of the Internet in spring 2006, per cent of Internet users . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/sutivi/2006/sutivi_2006_2006-12-11_tau_001_en.html