Norwegians spend more time on the Internet 

Norwegians spend more time on the Internet

A larger portion of the population spent time on the Internet in 2013 compared to 2012. The percentage reading printed papers and spending time watching TV per day is declining, according to Norway Statistics (SSB) The proportion of people spending time on the Internet per day has grown considerably in recent years. In 2012, the percentage was 80. In 2013, it increased to 85 per cent. The actual time spent on the Internet has also increased; from 95 minutes in 2012 to 112 minutes in 2013. The increase applies to both genders and all age groups, except the most elderly.

There has been a decline in reading printed newspapers on an average day among persons aged 9-79 years in the last year. In 2013, 51 per cent of the population read one or more printed newspapers on an average day, compared to 55 per cent in 2012. In 1997, the percentage was 84.

The proportion watching TV on an average day, i.e. watching transmissions from different channels, has remained fairly stable in recent years, at slightly more than 80 per cent. In the last two years there has been a decline. From 2012 to 2013, the percentage declined from 77 per cent to 74 per cent. The decline primarily applies to persons in the age group 16-24 years. Time spent watching TV has also declined considerably, from 157 minutes in 2011 to 132 minutes in 2013.

The percentage listening to the radio on an average day has increased during the last two years; with 55 per cent in 2011 and 59 per cent in 2013, which was about the same as 2012. Thirteen per cent listened to a DAB radio during the day in 2013, the same as in 2012.

(NRK/Press release)

Source: The Norway Post

Author: Rolleiv Solholm

March 26, 2014

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