Internet access at home is a reality for 74% of Portuguese households; the majority access the internet by broadband connection.
Broadband access is specially widespread among households with children (94%) and those residing in the Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (82%).
74% of persons aged 16 to 74 years old have already used the internet (while 70% have done it in the 3 months prior to the interview).
The percentage of persons aged 45-54 who use the internet is increasing: 7 percentage points over the value for 2015.
In 2016, 23% of persons placed orders through the internet, a practice that is more frequent among those who have completed higher education (53%) and people aged 25 to 34 years old (44%).
The equipments most used to access the internet are mobile phones/smartphones (78%) and portable computers (73%).
In 2016, 72% of users accessed the internet on the go; this indicator accounted for 35% in 2012.
About half (49%) of users provided personal information over the internet.