Greeks Not Big on Using Computers, Says Eurostat

    The percentage of people that use computers between the ages of 16 and 74 in Greece is among the lowest in the European Union, based on a Eurostat report unveiled on Monday. Based on Eurostat’s figures, as Athens News Agency reports, only 59% of the Greek population between the ages of 16 and 74 used a computer in Greece in 2011. This was the third lowest percentage in the EU after Romania (50%) and Bulgaria (55%). The highest percentages recorded were in Sweden (96%) and then Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (94%).

    The average figures for the 27 EU member-states was 78%. For young people aged 16-24 years old, the use of computers in Greece was 97%, compared to 96% for the EU27 average. Computer use among people in the same age group in the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom was 100%. The lowest percentage use was in Romania (81%), Bulgaria (87%) and in Italy (90%).