As compared to 2022, internet access in households has increased by 1.7 percentage points. Mostly the internet is available in Pierīga and Riga region – in 95.2 % and 94.3 % of households, respectively, in turn in Latgale region this indicator is lower – 86.2 %.
The internet is available in 93.9 % of urban households (compared to 2022, a rise of 1.1 percentage points), and 90.3 % in rural households (compared to 2022, a drop of 2.3 percentage points). Also, mostly households with children have access to the internet – 99.4 %, while only 92.4 % of households without children have access to internet.
In 2023, as compared to 2022, the share of regular internet users, i.e. using the internet at least once a week, has increased by 1.4 percentage points, reaching 91.4 %. In 10 years this is an increase of 20.2 percentage points. The largest share of regular internet users is among population with higher education (97.8 %), while among population with secondary education – 88.7 %, but among population with basic education – 83.4 %.
Regional variation is rather minor. The largest share of regular internet users is in Pierīga (93.9 %), while in Kurzeme (93.1 %), Riga (93.0 %), Zemgale (91.0 %), Vidzeme it comprises 89.0 %, but in Latgale – 83.3 %. Urban population use internet more often (92.6 %) than urban population (87.9 %).
In age group 16 – 24 years old share of regular internet users has reached 100.0 % of young people, in age group 25 – 54 years – 97.6 %, but in age group 55 – 74 years – 80.6 % of population.