82% of Peruvians —aged 6 and above— who use the internet
in the fourth quarter of 2018, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported on Wednesday.
According to INEI, this figure represents a significant increase of 8.8%, compared to the same period in 2017.
Likewise, it indicated the highest rise was posted in rural areas, as it expanded 13.6 percentage points climbing from 55.2% to 68.8%.
Furthermore, this rate increased in urban areas going from 70.7% to 79.8%, and in Lima Metropolitan Area climbing from 78.4% to 86.4%.
It should be noted these results are considered to be significant rises.
Regarding age groups, the majority of internet
users via cell phone belong to the ages: 25-40 (93.1%), followed by 41-59 (91.5%), 19-24 (87.5%), 60 and above (80.6%), 12-18 (63.2%), and 6-11 (50.4%).
All the abovementioned cases registered important expansions between 4.6% and 17.4%, compared to the similar term in 2017.
On the other hand, INEI informed that 88.6% and 89.1% of internet users with university higher education and non-university higher education, respectively, accessed the internet via their mobile phones.
Men and women
On the other hand, women's access to the internet expanded from 73.9% to 82%, while men's went from 72.7% to 82%.