Internet Usage in Malta: An Overview of 2022
In today’s world, the internet has become a crucial part of our daily lives. From communication to entertainment and shopping, the internet has revolutionised the way we do things.
According to a Eurostat survey, internet usage in Malta was 1.6% higher than the EU average in 2022. However, the survey also revealed some interesting findings about internet usage in Malta.
The Eurostat survey reveals some interesting findings about internet usage in Malta. While internet usage in Malta is higher than the EU average, there is still a significant digital divide between generations. The Eurostat survey revealed that men in Malta use the internet more than women do. This however is only by a very small margin.
The survey also highlights the growing trend of online shopping and media consumption in Malta. As technology continues to advance, it is important that Malta continues to invest in digital infrastructure and education to ensure that all citizens can benefit from the opportunities that the internet provides.
In this article, we will delve into these findings.
Age group and internet usage
The survey found that people between the ages of 16-24 all used the internet during 2022. This trend is not surprising, as younger people tend to be more tech-savvy than their older counterparts. However, the survey also found that 4 out of every 10 people who are over 65 years old did not make use of the internet during the past 12 months. This highlights the digital divide between generations and the need for digital literacy programs for the elderly.
The most common uses of the internet in Malta
The most common use of the internet in Malta was for communication, followed by entertainment, and access to information, respectively. This trend is consistent with worldwide usage patterns. The survey found that 6 out of every 10 internet users bought something online during 2022. This is a significant increase from previous years and highlights the growing trend of online shopping.
Online purchases in Malta
During the past year, the Maltese Islands saw 161,753 online food orders, while 146,414 online clothing purchases were recorded. It is interesting to point out that around 70,000 computers, tablets, phones, and accessories were purchased online in Malta during 2022. This trend highlights the growing importance of e-commerce in Malta’s economy.
Streaming services in Malta
The Eurostat survey also shows that 121,509 film or series streaming services such as Netflix were bought during 2022, while 70,125 people signed up for music streaming services such as Spotify. This highlights the growing trend of online media consumption in Malta.