The bar chart compares people of different ages in terms of using the Internet between 1998 and 2000.
It is clear that the internet is popular among the 16 to 50 years old people , and over the period shown, Internet usage of the elderly and children also saw a slight increase.
In 1998, the percentage of internet access is highest in the age between 16 and 30 , accounted for more than half of all users. People from 31 to 50 years old were 41% of total internet users, while the figures for people less than 15 and 50 years old or older were lower, at 2% and 4% respectively .
In the last two years, the rate of younger and older rose by 6-7%. By contrast, Internet users aged 16 to 30 decreased slightly to 45% in 1999 and 44 % in 2000. A similar trend was seen in the 31 to 50-year-old people, the number of people accessing the Internet in this age fell marginally within 3 years from 41% to 37% in 2000.