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Seniors’ tech adoption rate shows highest percentage increase

Computer users by age group – the highest increase in the last three years reported for seniors aged 50 years and above.

Have you noticed that more seniors around us are using a smartphone, computer or accessing the Internet? This is an observation made by IDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Usage in Households 2014 (Survey). The Survey showed that in 2014, about 74 percent of Singapore residents used the computer in the last three months, with highest increase in the last three years reported for seniors aged 50 years and above.

Between 2012 and 2014, there was a significant increase of 14 and 11 percentage-points in computer usage by seniors aged 50 to 59 and 60 & above respectively. This brought the total percentage of computer usage among seniors to 63 percent for those aged 50 to 59 years and 27 percent for those aged 60 years & above respectively in 2014.

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State of the US baby boomer

SeniorHomes.net, a free US senior housing directory resource online, recently produced an infographic titled, “State of the Baby Boomer” with some interesting statistics about US baby boomers. Baby boomers make up about 25 percent of smartphone users with iPhones being the most popular within the demographic. Additionally, over 1/4 of online boomers have given online dating a try. See the infographic below: