Computer Ownership : An Information Technology Survey conducted by the NCB in 1998 revealed that computer ownership in the Island of Mauritius was 11.4%.
This represented a change of 6.8 % from that of 1997 (4.6 %).
The objectives of the study were:
- to assess the level of computer ownership in the island of Mauritius
- to identify households computer user
- to understand the household computer usage
- to assess the perception of the general public on the Infotech
Geographical cleavage : The changes in computer ownership level within the two regions is illustrated in the following table
|| May 97
|| Feb 98
|| Increase |
|| 93.1% |
|| 318.8% |
Households equipment level : The survey indicated that the CD-ROM drive was the most common accessory within households owning a computer where 44% were equipped, with that device.
Most frequent computer user : Children were the most frequent user of computer in 70% of the households owning a computer. The 'male adults' was the second group of most frequent user (18%) within the households owning a computer.
The table below shows most frequent computer user.