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ICT equipment in households. Counties and Aran, and areas

ICT equipment in households. Counties and Aran, and areas Catalonia
Own a computer Connection to Internet Mobile phone Broadband
2021 87.8 96.9 99.3 96.9
2019 84.9 94.0 98.4 93.9
2017 81.2 83.7 96.9 82.9
2015 79.4 80.7 96.2 79.5
Units: % of households with a members aged 16 to 74 years.
2015: Idescat and Presidential Department. Territorial Statistics on ICT in Homes.
2017-2021: Idescat. Territorial Survey on ICT in Households.
Note: The information obtained from the year 2015 is not completely comparable with that of previous years, due to various changes in the territorial distribution. (See the methodology).

Last update: July 13, 2022.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Territorial Survey on ICT in Households (TICLT).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Set of people habitually living in the same dwelling. There are two types of households: one-person households, made up of one person, and multi-person households, made up of two or more people.
Household with broadband
Household with an xDSL type connection such as ADSL, other fixed connexions such as cable networks, or wireless connections.
Household with an Internet connection
Household that can access the Internet using any device (computer, mobile phone, etc.) and with any type of connection (modem, ADSL, XDSI, mobile, etc.).
Household with a computer
Household that have a desktop computer or PC, laptop or pocket computer.

Methodological aspects

The Survey on the equipment and use of information and communication technologies in households (TIC-L) informs on the ICT equipment (television, landline telephone, mobile telephone, computer equipment, Internet connection) of households and the use that the population makes of computers, Internet and e-commerce. This is an annual sample-based survey conducted by the INE for the whole of Spain. On the basis of an agreement with the INE, Idescat expands upon the results offered by this operation for Catalonia. The information obtained is comparable with other autonomous communities, Spain and other countries.

The Territorial Survey of Information and Communication Technologies in Households (TICLT) is a sample based survey conducted by Idescat to complement the information provided by the Survey of the Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Households (TIC-L) conducted by the INE and Idescat.The main objective of these statistics is the obtainment of territorial estimates (areas of the territorial plan and counties) for the most important ICT indicators in relation to equipment in households and the use that people make of the same, as well as results for Catalonia as a whole for current issues in relation to ICTs.

These statistics are annual until 2011. From that year on, the survey is biennial.

The population scope is people aged 16 years or more that reside in main family dwellings. Before 2007, the population scope included 15-year-olds.

The reference period for the results of the survey is the moment when interviews were held, except:íode de referència dels resultats de l'enquesta és el moment de realització de les entrevistes, excepte:

  • for the use of computers and the Internet, it is the three months prior to the holding of the interview, and
  • for the labour situation of the selected person, it is the week prior to the interview.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".