STATS CAN: INTERNET USAGE INCREASES AMONG OLDER ZOOMERS
Nov 14, 2017
By Bob Komsic
While computer usage remains high among the young, Statistics Canada reports usage shot up in the past three years among those 65-to-74-year-olds – 65 to 81%.
And for those over 75, it jumped from 35 to 50%.
More than three-quarters of Canadians had a smartphone last year.
A breakdown shows 69% of those aged 55-to-64 have one and 18% of Canadians 75 and older.
But according to Statistics Canada in the just released report, there’s a downside, pointing technology ”blurs the boundaries by keeping one connected at all times and in all places,” and that there’s a price being paid in work-life balance.
Between 2008 and last year, the proportion of Canadians satisfied or very satisfied with work-life balance declined 10% to 68%.