TELECOM & INTERNET | Staff Reporter, Singapore

The rising tech adoption among seniors in Singapore will take you by surprise

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Have you noticed that more seniors around us are using a smartphone, computer or accessing the internet? This is an observation made by IDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Usage in Households 2014 (Survey). The Survey showed that in 2014, about 74% of Singapore residents used the computer in the last three months with highest increase in the last three years reported for senior citizens aged 50 years and above. Between 2012 and 2014, there was a significant increase of 14 and 11 percentage-points in computer usage by senior citizens aged 50-59 and 60 & above respectively. This brought the total percentage of computer usage among senior citizens to 63% for those aged 50-59 years and 27% for those aged 60 years & above respectively in 2014.

This annual Survey has been conducted for more than 20 years, and its objective is to assess the extent of infocomm adoption in Singapore resident households and residents. This latest survey’s data was collected from about 3,500 households and about 3,500 residents via face-to-face interviews. 

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The rising tech adoption among seniors in Singapore will take you by surprise

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