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ICT Use and Access By Individuals and Households Survey Report, Malaysia, 2017

Release Date : Monday 19, March 2018 1200

ICT USE BY INDIVIDUALS, MALAYSIA

In 2017, percentage of individuals in Malaysia aged 15 years and above using Internet was 80.1 per cent, increased by 9.0 percentage points compared to 71.1 per cent in 2015. Percentage of individuals using computer also increased 1.1 percentage points from 68.7 per cent in 2015 to 69.8 per cent in 2017. Meanwhile, 97.7 per cent of individuals were using mobile phones in 2017 compared to 97.5 per cent in 2015.

                   Exhibit 1: ICT Use by Individuals, Malaysia, 2015 and 2017

                    

                            

MAIN ACTIVITIES OF INTERNET USE

In 2017, among the popular Internet activities carried out by the Internet user were participating in social networks (86.3%), downloading images, films, video or music; playing or downloading games (81.2%), getting information about goods and services (80.4%), downloading software or applications (74.5%) and sending or receiving e-mails (70.4%).

Other activities carried out by  Internet  user  were  Internet  banking  (37.6%)  and  purchasing  or  ordering  goods  or  services   (e-Commerce) (23.2%). 

 

Exhibit 2: Main Activities of Internet Use, Malaysia, 2015 and 2017

 

ICT ACCESS BY HOUSEHOLDS, MALAYSIA 

Percentage of households access to Internet increased 15.6 percentage points to 85.7 per cent in 2017 compared to 70.1 per cent in 2015. Households access to computer also increased 6.5 percentage points from 67.6 per cent in 2015 to 74.1 per cent in 2017. Percentage of households access to mobile phone also increased 0.2 percentage points to 98.1 per cent in 2017 as compared to 97.9 per cent in 2015.

 

Exhibit 3: ICT Access by Households, Malaysia, 2015 and 2017

 

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir


19 March 2018

 

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my

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