For the first time, more than half of the country’s 10- to 13-year-old children and teenagers own cell phones for personal use.

The highest charge of children and youth proudly owning a cell phone was present in the South (59.4%). (Photo: Paxel/Reproduction)

Data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) signifies that more than half of children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 13 in Brazil own a cell telephone for personal use.

For the first time in historical past, the indicator reached more than half. From 2019 to 2021, the share of this age group proudly owning a tool elevated from 46.7% to 51.4%. The highest charge of children and youth proudly owning a cell phone was present in the South (59.4%).

Uttar Pradesh had the lowest share (32.9%) in the nation. The outcomes are half of the module of Pnad Contínua (Continuous National Household Sample Survey) on data and communication know-how.

It must be famous that the historic sequence began in 2016, however was interrupted in 2020 due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the analysis compares 2021 with 2019 and finds that cell telephone utilization has elevated on this interval.

The proportion of individuals aged ten and over who had a tool elevated from 81.4% to 84.4%. At the starting of the sequence, in 2016, the index was 77.4%. In 2021, the highest share was recorded in the 30-34 age group: 93.4%.

Even with the improve, the lowest charge of cell telephone use belongs to Brazilians aged 10 to 13 (51.4%). At the different finish of the desk, which incorporates the inhabitants aged 60 and over, the proportion with a cell telephone elevated from 66.6% in 2019 to 71.2% in 2021.

Internet via TV

Internet entry through tv was a actuality in 44.4% of Brazilian households in 2021, up from 32.3% in 2019, when the use of streaming skyrocketed as the purpose for the absence of pay-TV in households. In 2021, 8.7% of households stated they didn’t have a pay TV service as a result of they watched streaming movies over the Internet. This share is 5 instances more than 5.2% in 2019 and 1.6% recorded in 2016.

This information is a component of the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (Pnad): Information and Communication Technology (TIC) 2021 (Pnad TIC), launched by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The work addresses web and tv in households and entry to the web.

Due to the suspension of face-to-face assortment of Pnad Contínua information in 2020, due to the pandemic, the historic sequence of this analysis was interrupted that 12 months and solely resumed in 2021. Therefore, the comparisons refer to the 12 months 2019.

In absolute numbers, in 2021 there have been 29.147 million households that accessed the Internet via tv. This means a rise of nearly ten million households (or 51.2%) in contrast to 19.278 million households in 2019.

Compared to 2016, the first 12 months for which information is obtainable, there have been 5.6 million households with web entry through tv. This quantity corresponded to 11.7% of Brazilian households at the time. Therefore, the share of web entry through TV has nearly quadrupled between 2016 (11.7%) and 2021 (44.4%).