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%).