A total of 183,200 households in the Canary Islands, with at least one person between the ages of 16 and 74, do not have a desktop or laptop computer
However, Canarias is one of the communities
where this type of device has increased the mosts in households reached 626,000 cases, which in percentage terms means that 77.1 percent of households on the islands have a computer, according to the study 'Computers and Spanish households.
Is it still a fundamental resource for the digital society?' of the National Observatory of Technology and Society (ONTSI), dependent on the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence.
In the national group a total of
3,641,000 households do not have a desktop or laptop computer, a figure that rises to 5,310,000 if households where all members are over 74 years old are included.
According to the researchers, there are several reasons that can explain why a home does not have a computer. For example,
the use that citizens give to these electronic devices;
the mobiles are used to cover the basic needs of interpersonal communication and information, while
personal computers are used more to perform tasks related to work or studies.
7% can't afford it
They have also highlighted that 7% of Spanish households cannot afford it.
The rest of the homes do not have this device for reasons other than household income.
78% of households in Spainwith at least one person aged 16 to 74, does have a desktop or laptop computer (12,964,000), which represents an increase of two percentage points since 2020 and almost half a million more since the Covid-19 pandemic. 19.
The results of this research show that the computer is the device that has grown the most in the last year compared to tablets and netbooks, and mobile and landline phones.
the landlinethe authors of the report highlight that although it was present in all homes for a long time, fixed telephony has lost its presence and there are fewer and fewer families with a telephone at home: 67% have it.
On the other hand, the study points out that practically all households have a mobile phone (99%) and 96% access the Internet, either through a fixed or mobile connection. In addition, 58% of households have a tablet.
«The expansion of teleworking and teleschooling and the greater need for devices to work or training from home could be behind the growth of computers. To this we must add the actions developed by the Government of Spain for digital transformation such as the 'Educa en Digital' initiative for the distribution of some 450,000 computers among schoolchildren«, argue the authors of the study.
the growth of 2.3 percentage points of these devices in homes in the last year has recovered the levels of the 2007-2012 period, when households with some type of computer (including laptops, tablets and netbooks) grew at a rate of between two and three points each year. Between 2013 and 2020, this rise had slowed to a year-on-year variation of around one percentage point.
Between 2020 and 2021,
households with computers they have gone from 67% to 71%, which represents the highest year-on-year increase among all the devices analyzed in this study.
By autonomous communities, Melilla (85.6%), Madrid (84.2%), Catalonia (82.6%) and the Balearic Islands (82.1%) are the regions with the highest percentage of households with this device. Following are Aragón and Navarra, both exceeding 80%. At the other extreme appear Extremadura (68.7%) and Ceuta (61.4%).
In all the communities and the two autonomous cities The number of devices of this type in homes has been increasing. Navarra, Aragón, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community stand out, where the percentage of families with some type of computer (including laptops, tablets and netbooks) in recent years has increased at a faster rate than the national average.