A national survey conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) disclosed on Friday (Nov. 13) indicated that about 95.4 million people aged 10 or more had internet access in Brazil in 2014, which represents a growth of 11.4% in the number of users, compared with 2013. There were 9.8 million more Brazilians with internet access.
The survey also reveals that 136.6 million people aged 10 or more had a cell phone for personal use in 2014, up 4.9% compared with the previous year. The ratio of them among the population stood at 75.2% in 2013, mounting to 77.9% the following year. And the ratio of Internet users rose, from 49.4% to 54.4% of the country’s population.
The 2014 National Household Sample Survey also revealed that the illiteracy rate in Brazil decreased, from 8.5% to 8.3%, among people aged 15 or more. The Northeast region continues to hold the highest illiteracy rate, 16.6%. The lowest rates were presented by the South (4.4%) and Southeast (4.6%) regions.
The survey also shows that there was a rise in school enrollment in the country in 2014. The greatest growth was among children aged 4 and 5, increasing from 81.4% in 2013 to 82.7% in 2014.
Translated by Amarílis Anchieta
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