Table 3 
Selected activities of home Internet users1, by age group, Canada, 2007

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16 to 34 years
35 to 54 years
55 to 64 years
65 years and over
% of home users performing activity
Communication
Email
95.3
89.5
90.2
89.8
Using an instant messenger
72.9
37.1
30.5
25.6
Communicating with Canadian government
22.0
29.1
28.0
19.7
Contribute content (blogging, discussion groups, photos)
33.6
13.2
9.1
3.7E
Make telephone calls over the Internet
10.1
8.7
6.1
5.0E
Local information
Obtaining weather reports or road conditions
72.0
71.8
62.2
56.1
Viewing the news or sports
69.8
62.1
55.1
51.8
Researching community events
46.1
47.1
36.9
27.5
Other information
Travel information or making travel arrangements
65.2
68.4
65.0
58.8
Searching for medical or health-related information
56.9
61.0
59.0
52.4
Searching for Canadian government information
50.2
55.5
49.9
34.7
Leisure
General browsing for fun or leisure (surfing)
86.2
72.7
64.8
53.8
Obtaining or saving music
67.9
33.7
19.3
15.1
Playing games
50.8
30.7
27.1
35.7
Listening to radio over the Internet
35.4
26.1
18.7
13.4
Downloading or watching television or movies
32.9
13.8
8.2
5.8E
E - use with caution
1. This table covers individuals aged 16 and older who said they used the Internet from home for personal use in the 12 months preceding the survey.
Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2007.
Table source: Statistics Canada, Connectedness Series, 2008, Catalogue no. 56F0004M, no. 16.