The Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and the Department of Statistics
launch the results of the Information Technology Use at Homes Survey 2007
H.E. The Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Eng. Basem Al-Rosan and H.E. the Director General of Statistics, Dr. Gazi Shabaikat held a press conference on Tuesday 28/8/2007 for lunching the main results of the Information Technology Use at Home Survey 2007.
It is worthy to mention that the main results of this survey represent the first fruits of the memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, for providing accurate indicators to be used for measuring the IT used at homes and all other institutions.
Following are the main results of the Information Technology Use at Homes Survey 2007:-
The majority of the Jordanian households (86%) own mobile phones, of which two third have more than one line.
More than one third of households (36%) own Personal Computers (PC).
Around half of the individuals aged 5 + years use PC, the majority of which is in the age group 10-19.
56% of the PC users aged 5 + years are males and 44% are females.
The main purpose of PC is for personal purposes (73%), while the least is for business (17%).
Financial constraints represent all the reason for not owing a PC in two third in the households.
Around half of the reasons for not using PC are due to the lack of knowledge of how to use it, while one quarter are due to not owning PCs.
Around 16% of total households have internet access at home, with significant differences in this ratio between urban and rural areas.
Pre – paid cards are the main method for internet connection and the use of ADSL for internet connection is very low especially in rural areas (5%).
Around 37 percent of internet users at home use internet once a day at least and another 37% use internet once a weak at least.
Around one third of individuals aged 5 + years use internet since less than two years.
Main reason for not using internet at home is the high cost, particularly in rural areas.
Individuals holding bachelor degree and above represent the highest percentage of PC and internet users.
Home ranked first as a place for PC and internet use (53%), while school and university ranked the second (47%).
The most frequent use of internet is for sending and receiving e-mails, while the least is for selling and purchasing goods and services.
One out of five persons using PC and around two third of internet users have e-mail addresses.
Around (21%) of individuals aged 15 + years have knowledge about the e-government services.
The higher percentage of households (25%) wishes to use short messages or browsing internet by mobile phone to benefit from the e-government services.
Around two third of households (67 %) use the Jordan Post for paying invoices.
Average monthly household expenditure on mobile phones is around JD 28 and on fixed lines around JD 23.
Average monthly household expenditure on internet is JD 16.