Information Technology in Jamaica Statistics [Infographic]

Information Technology in Jamaica If you’re one of the many Jamaicans that can’t imagine your daily life without the Internet, it might shock you to hear that 11.4% of Jamaicans have never used and never heard of broadband internet. Here are a few more interesting stats we learned from last Population Census published by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica in 2011, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-2015:
  • Computer Access – Only 24% of Jamaicans have access to computers, and only 27.4% of that group (approx 6.5% of the total population) have computers at home.
  • Worldwide Ranking – Jamaica scored 2.3 out of a possible 7 with regards to the country’s ICT usage, and ranked 88th out of 144 countries for the numbers of individuals having access to the Internet (37.8%).
  • Using Money Online – Only 11% were using the Internet for e-commerce and 8.4% for online banking. With Visa Debit cards, islandwide delivery and growth of couriers such as MailPac and ShipMe, this number should increase significantly over the next few years. Smart businesses will be capitalizing on this by building e-commerce into their websites (see examples of e-commerce sites we’ve built here and here.)
  Check out the infographic below for even more interesting statistics from these reports (click on the image to enlarge).  

(Shameless Plug: Our talented team of graphic designers at Chrysalis created this infographic from scratch. If you have some interesting stats you’d like to present visually, like we did here, feel free to give us a call!)

  Access to Information Technology in Jamaica Infographic