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|16 and older||16 to 24||25 to 44||45 to 64||65 and older|
|% of Internet users|
|Use instant messenger||47.2||73.4||52.3||33.5||24.3|
|Visit or interact with government websites||64.5||60.5||73.1||62.3||42.6|
|Search for medical or health-related information||64.1||58.7||68.0||63.0||62.8|
|Formal education, training or school work||36.7||74.3||39.2||21.4||7.7|
|Travel information or making travel arrangements||65.1||54.2||69.3||68.0||56.5|
|Search for employment||37.3||55.0||47.1||25.4||3.5Note E: Use with caution|
|Electronic banking (paying bills, viewing statements, transferring funds between accounts)||68.3||65.7||80.1||62.0||45.2|
|Read or watch the news||68.0||69.7||73.9||63.7||54.8|
|Research community events||53.9||50.1||61.4||51.2||38.4|
|Window shop or browse for information on goods or services||74.3||76.5||82.4||69.5||51.8|
|Sell goods or services (through auction sites)||19.3||17.4||24.2||17.2||9.8|
|Use social networking sites||58.1||91.0||70.2||36.7||19.9|
|Contribute content or participate in discussion groups (blogging, message boards, posting images)||19.2||33.1||22.5||11.2||7.0|
|Play online games||32.8||57.9||32.3||21.3||29.8|
|Obtain or save music (free or paid downloads)||45.6||76.9||52.0||28.9||18.3|
|Obtain or save software (free or paid downloads)||35.1||51.1||38.5||26.7||20.5|
|Listen to the radio online||36.6||41.7||44.9||29.4||17.4|
|Download or watch television online||32.6||54.7||39.8||18.4||11.4|
|Download or watch movies or video clips online||47.1||75.3||55.3||30.5||17.8|
|Make telephone calls online||23.8||27.7||28.5||17.9||18.0|
E use with caution
Notes: Population aged 16 and older who responded to having used the Internet for personal non-business use in the past 12 months from any location. The Canadian Internet Use Survey was redesigned for 2010 and its findings should not be compared with those from previous surveys.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 358-0153.
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