Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) survey
Enquête sur les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC)

Topic
Social Systems and Welfare
Uses of Technology
Work and Productivity
Education and Learning
Relevance for this Topic
Country France
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Vincent Gombault
INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies)
18, boulevard Adolphe-Pinard
75675 Paris Cedex 14
France
Phone: (+33) 01 41 17 53 65
Email: vincent.gombault(at)insee.fr

Timeliness, transparency

Data are collected in April/May; first results are transmitted to Eurostat in September.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


CATI + CAPI in 2008, CATI+internet/paper since 2010.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


CATI + CAPI in 2008, CATI+internet/paper since 2010.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


CATI + CAPI in 2008, CATI+internet/paper since 2010.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


CATI + CAPI in 2008, CATI+internet/paper since 2010.


Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee in publications, communication of publications to the insee...).


Individual data.


SAS


The database is in French, but the questionnaire is available in English (elaborated by Eurostat).

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee in publications, communication of publications to the insee...).


Individual data.


SAS


The database is in French, but the questionnaire is available in English (elaborated by Eurostat).

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee in publications, communication of publications to the insee...).


Individual data.


SAS


The database is in French, but the questionnaire is available in English (elaborated by Eurostat).

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee in publications, communication of publications to the insee...).


Individual data.


SAS


The database is in French, but the questionnaire is available in English (elaborated by Eurostat).


Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected in 2007 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 2: Data collected in 2008 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 3: Data collected in 2009 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 4: Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 5: Data collected in 2011 with a sample size of 16,000 households. Wave 6: Data collected in 2012 with a sample size of 27,000 households (7,000 by telephone, 20,000 via internet and paper questionnaires). There is a questionnaire dealing with household’s equipment. One person is randomly selected in each participating household to answer the questionnaire dealing with individual use.


From 1996 to 2005, the Permanent Living Conditions Survey scheme (EPCV, see corresponding document) has provided a yearly measurement of the proportion of households equipped with mobile telephones and microcomputers. Since 2007, given the development of new technologies, the household Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Survey has become an annual stand-alone survey.


From 2007 to 2010, the sampling base consisted of the telephone numbers of subscribers listed in the France Telecom directory. Beginning in 2011, the ICT survey mainland-sample comprised 16,000 households whose sampling frame is the French Local Residence Tax register.


national


people aged 15 or over.


The ICT survey allows for a detailed study of the topic Uses of Technology, as far as Information and Communication Technologies are concerned. The aim of the ICT survey of households is to collect information regarding the following topics: households' equipment of information and communication technologies (desktop computers and laptop computers, pocket computers like palm or PDA, internet and telephones); skills in information technology and internet, and obstacles to the use of new technologies; internet uses and frequency of use, use of eGovernment and e-commerce. Every year, the ICT survey focuses on one aspect: online purchasing of goods via the internet (2009), people's skills in information technology and internet, and how they have learned them (2011), eGovernement (2013), cloud computing (2014). No other topic can be studied with this survey (only very basic information regarding education, occupation, housing and income).


Gombault V., Deux ménages sur trois disposent d’internet chez eux, Insee Première, 2011, n°1340 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ipweb/ip1340/ip1340.pdf
). Frydel Y. Un ménage sur deux possède un micro-ordinateur, un sur trois a accès à internet, Insee Première, 2005, n°1110 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ip1011.pdf
).

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected in 2007 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 2: Data collected in 2008 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 3: Data collected in 2009 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 4: Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 5: Data collected in 2011 with a sample size of 16,000 households. Wave 6: Data collected in 2012 with a sample size of 27,000 households (7,000 by telephone, 20,000 via internet and paper questionnaires). There is a questionnaire dealing with household’s equipment. One person is randomly selected in each participating household to answer the questionnaire dealing with individual use.


From 1996 to 2005, the Permanent Living Conditions Survey scheme (EPCV, see corresponding document) has provided a yearly measurement of the proportion of households equipped with mobile telephones and microcomputers. Since 2007, given the development of new technologies, the household Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Survey has become an annual stand-alone survey.


From 2007 to 2010, the sampling base consisted of the telephone numbers of subscribers listed in the France Telecom directory. Beginning in 2011, the ICT survey mainland-sample comprised 16,000 households whose sampling frame is the French Local Residence Tax register.


national


people aged 15 or over.


The ICT survey allows for a detailed study of the topic Uses of Technology, as far as Information and Communication Technologies are concerned. The aim of the ICT survey of households is to collect information regarding the following topics: households' equipment of information and communication technologies (desktop computers and laptop computers, pocket computers like palm or PDA, internet and telephones); skills in information technology and internet, and obstacles to the use of new technologies; internet uses and frequency of use, use of eGovernment and e-commerce. Every year, the ICT survey focuses on one aspect: online purchasing of goods via the internet (2009), people's skills in information technology and internet, and how they have learned them (2011), eGovernement (2013), cloud computing (2014). No other topic can be studied with this survey (only very basic information regarding education, occupation, housing and income).


Gombault V., Deux ménages sur trois disposent d’internet chez eux, Insee Première, 2011, n°1340 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ipweb/ip1340/ip1340.pdf
). Frydel Y. Un ménage sur deux possède un micro-ordinateur, un sur trois a accès à internet, Insee Première, 2005, n°1110 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ip1011.pdf
).

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected in 2007 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 2: Data collected in 2008 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 3: Data collected in 2009 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 4: Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 5: Data collected in 2011 with a sample size of 16,000 households. Wave 6: Data collected in 2012 with a sample size of 27,000 households (7,000 by telephone, 20,000 via internet and paper questionnaires). There is a questionnaire dealing with household’s equipment. One person is randomly selected in each participating household to answer the questionnaire dealing with individual use.


From 1996 to 2005, the Permanent Living Conditions Survey scheme (EPCV, see corresponding document) has provided a yearly measurement of the proportion of households equipped with mobile telephones and microcomputers. Since 2007, given the development of new technologies, the household Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Survey has become an annual stand-alone survey.


From 2007 to 2010, the sampling base consisted of the telephone numbers of subscribers listed in the France Telecom directory. Beginning in 2011, the ICT survey mainland-sample comprised 16,000 households whose sampling frame is the French Local Residence Tax register.


national


people aged 15 or over.


The ICT survey allows for a detailed study of the topic Uses of Technology, as far as Information and Communication Technologies are concerned. The aim of the ICT survey of households is to collect information regarding the following topics: households' equipment of information and communication technologies (desktop computers and laptop computers, pocket computers like palm or PDA, internet and telephones); skills in information technology and internet, and obstacles to the use of new technologies; internet uses and frequency of use, use of eGovernment and e-commerce. Every year, the ICT survey focuses on one aspect: online purchasing of goods via the internet (2009), people's skills in information technology and internet, and how they have learned them (2011), eGovernement (2013), cloud computing (2014). No other topic can be studied with this survey (only very basic information regarding education, occupation, housing and income).


Gombault V., Deux ménages sur trois disposent d’internet chez eux, Insee Première, 2011, n°1340 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ipweb/ip1340/ip1340.pdf
). Frydel Y. Un ménage sur deux possède un micro-ordinateur, un sur trois a accès à internet, Insee Première, 2005, n°1110 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ip1011.pdf
).

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected in 2007 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 2: Data collected in 2008 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 3: Data collected in 2009 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 4: Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 7,000 households. Wave 5: Data collected in 2011 with a sample size of 16,000 households. Wave 6: Data collected in 2012 with a sample size of 27,000 households (7,000 by telephone, 20,000 via internet and paper questionnaires). There is a questionnaire dealing with household’s equipment. One person is randomly selected in each participating household to answer the questionnaire dealing with individual use.


From 1996 to 2005, the Permanent Living Conditions Survey scheme (EPCV, see corresponding document) has provided a yearly measurement of the proportion of households equipped with mobile telephones and microcomputers. Since 2007, given the development of new technologies, the household Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Survey has become an annual stand-alone survey.


From 2007 to 2010, the sampling base consisted of the telephone numbers of subscribers listed in the France Telecom directory. Beginning in 2011, the ICT survey mainland-sample comprised 16,000 households whose sampling frame is the French Local Residence Tax register.


national


people aged 15 or over.


The ICT survey allows for a detailed study of the topic Uses of Technology, as far as Information and Communication Technologies are concerned. The aim of the ICT survey of households is to collect information regarding the following topics: households' equipment of information and communication technologies (desktop computers and laptop computers, pocket computers like palm or PDA, internet and telephones); skills in information technology and internet, and obstacles to the use of new technologies; internet uses and frequency of use, use of eGovernment and e-commerce. Every year, the ICT survey focuses on one aspect: online purchasing of goods via the internet (2009), people's skills in information technology and internet, and how they have learned them (2011), eGovernement (2013), cloud computing (2014). No other topic can be studied with this survey (only very basic information regarding education, occupation, housing and income).


Gombault V., Deux ménages sur trois disposent d’internet chez eux, Insee Première, 2011, n°1340 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ipweb/ip1340/ip1340.pdf
). Frydel Y. Un ménage sur deux possède un micro-ordinateur, un sur trois a accès à internet, Insee Première, 2005, n°1110 (http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ip1011.pdf
).


Linkage


Use of ISCED/ISCO taxonomies as requested by Eurostat. Questionnaire designed by Eurostat.


No

Linkage


Use of ISCED/ISCO taxonomies as requested by Eurostat. Questionnaire designed by Eurostat.


No

Linkage


Use of ISCED/ISCO taxonomies as requested by Eurostat. Questionnaire designed by Eurostat.


No

Linkage


Use of ISCED/ISCO taxonomies as requested by Eurostat. Questionnaire designed by Eurostat.


No


Data quality


Methodological break in 2010. Before, the sampling procedure was based on the telephone directory, but such procedure induced an increasing selection bias. Beginning in 2011, the sampling procedure uses the French Local Residence Tax register.


Each year the survey uses the same questionnaire from Eurostat + 1 theme changing each year (see above).

Data quality


Methodological break in 2010. Before, the sampling procedure was based on the telephone directory, but such procedure induced an increasing selection bias. Beginning in 2011, the sampling procedure uses the French Local Residence Tax register.


Each year the survey uses the same questionnaire from Eurostat + 1 theme changing each year (see above).

Data quality


Methodological break in 2010. Before, the sampling procedure was based on the telephone directory, but such procedure induced an increasing selection bias. Beginning in 2011, the sampling procedure uses the French Local Residence Tax register.


Each year the survey uses the same questionnaire from Eurostat + 1 theme changing each year (see above).

Data quality


Methodological break in 2010. Before, the sampling procedure was based on the telephone directory, but such procedure induced an increasing selection bias. Beginning in 2011, the sampling procedure uses the French Local Residence Tax register.


Each year the survey uses the same questionnaire from Eurostat + 1 theme changing each year (see above).


Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - It’s the French part of an international survey, and as such it strictly follows Eurostat guidance; - The sample size provides quite a large number of respondents aged 60 and above; - For some questions (mainly related to households’ equipment), a yearly follow-up is possible since 1996. Weaknesses: - The methodological break in 2011; - This is a very short survey (by telephone, the questionnaire is answered in 12 minutes on average), and only one topic can be studied (use of technology, and more narrowly ICT use); - Data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English.

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - It’s the French part of an international survey, and as such it strictly follows Eurostat guidance; - The sample size provides quite a large number of respondents aged 60 and above; - For some questions (mainly related to households’ equipment), a yearly follow-up is possible since 1996. Weaknesses: - The methodological break in 2011; - This is a very short survey (by telephone, the questionnaire is answered in 12 minutes on average), and only one topic can be studied (use of technology, and more narrowly ICT use); - Data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English.

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - It’s the French part of an international survey, and as such it strictly follows Eurostat guidance; - The sample size provides quite a large number of respondents aged 60 and above; - For some questions (mainly related to households’ equipment), a yearly follow-up is possible since 1996. Weaknesses: - The methodological break in 2011; - This is a very short survey (by telephone, the questionnaire is answered in 12 minutes on average), and only one topic can be studied (use of technology, and more narrowly ICT use); - Data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English.

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - It’s the French part of an international survey, and as such it strictly follows Eurostat guidance; - The sample size provides quite a large number of respondents aged 60 and above; - For some questions (mainly related to households’ equipment), a yearly follow-up is possible since 1996. Weaknesses: - The methodological break in 2011; - This is a very short survey (by telephone, the questionnaire is answered in 12 minutes on average), and only one topic can be studied (use of technology, and more narrowly ICT use); - Data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Patrick Peretti-Watel
  • (see Partners)