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Survey on IT Usage and Penetration

The objective of the benchmarking survey is to take stock of the comparative status of utilising IT in the business sector and the community. The result of the survey forms a base for future comparison and to identify focal areas to promote IT towards HKSAR's strategic goal.

Measurement of ICT development

Indicators  
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (October 2018) 259.9%
Household broadband penetration rate (December 2018) 93.2%
Personal computer penetration rate for businesses of all sizes (2017) 79.6%
Internet usage rate for businesses of all sizes (2017) 87.7%
Number of wireless hotspots installed by the Government and the private sector (March 2019) 56 993
Government ICT spending (2018 - 19 Estimate) HK$9,964 million
Number of visits to GovHK (2018) About 84 585 visits per day on average, of which 38 % were viewed on mobile devices
Number of e-government transactions (2018) Over 820 million

 

Findings of the "Household Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration" and the "Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector"

The Census and Statistics Department conducts two surveys to gauge the penetration and usage of IT in the community. The Household Survey focuses on IT penetration amongst households and IT usage amongst household members, and the Establishment Survey focuses on the patterns of IT usage and penetration amongst business establishments.

Types of information collected in the two surveys include penetration of personal computer (PC) and Internet, the utilization of PC, Internet service, electronic business services, electronic Government services and information on IT security. Other types of information covered include usage of digital certificate, webpage/website and e-commerce as well as budget for IT among businesses. You may view summaries of these surveys in this website and download the survey reports from the links in the table below.

Year Survey Summary Report
2019 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 67: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - PDF File Format
2018 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 64: Pattern of Smoking and Personal Computer and Internet Penetration - PDF File Format
2018 Report on the Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector for 2017 - PDF File Format
2017 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 62: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - PDF File Format
2016 Report on the Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector for 2015 - PDF File Format
2016 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 59: Pattern of Smoking, Personal Computer and Internet Penetration, and Use of Language - PDF File Format
2015 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 54: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - PDF File Format
2014 Report of the Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector for 2013 - PDF File Format
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 53: Pattern of Smoking, Chiropractor Consultation, and Personal Computer and Internet Penetration - PDF File Format
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 52: Information Technology Usage and Penetration, and Retirement Planning and the Financial Situation in Old Age - PDF File Format
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 50: Health Status of Hong Kong Residents, Doctor Consultation, Hospitalisation, Dental Consultation, Provision of Medical Benefits by Employers / Companies and the Coverage of Medical Insurance Purchased by Individuals, and Personal Computer and Internet Penetration - PDF File Format
2011 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 48: Pattern of Smoking, Keeping of Dogs and Cats, Pattern of Using Non-franchised Bus Services, Personal Computer and Internet Penetration, and Environmental Noise Issues - PDF File Format
2009 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 43: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2009 Report on 2009 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2008 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 37: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2008 Report on 2008 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2008 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 36: Pattern of Smoking and Application of Information Technology - PDF File Format
2007 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 32: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2007 Report on 2007 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2006 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 27: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2006 Report on 2006 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2005 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 23: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2005 Report on 2005 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2004 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 20: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2004 Report on 2004 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2003 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 15: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2003 Report on 2003 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2002 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 10: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2002 Report on 2002 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2001 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 6: Information Technology Usage and Penetration PDF File Format PDF File Format
2001 Report on 2001 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector PDF File Format PDF File Format
2000 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 2: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - PDF File Format
2000 Report on 2000 Annual Survey - -