Central for Public Mobilization and Statistics: 89% of young people will use the Internet in 2022
Today, Saturday, 8/12/2023, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics issued a press release on the occasion of International Youth Day, which falls on August 12 of each year, which was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1998, as an official day for the world’s youth, with the aim of celebrating youth and highlighting their voices, opinions, actions, and initiatives. And their posts aiming and circulating to participate in public life and the political, economic and social process. This year the celebration is under the slogan (Green Skills for Youth).
And based on the state’s interest in youth, a national conference for youth has been held periodically annually since 2016 to serve as an effective platform for direct dialogue between the state and its various institutions and promising youth who aspire to a better future for their country through a national vision, scientific planning and constructive dialogue. /6/2023 in Alexandria Governorate.
• Youth around the world
The term “youth” is defined according to United Nations statistics – for statistical purposes and without prejudice to any other definitions set by Member States – as individuals between the ages of (15-24) years. This definition arose in the context of the preparations for the International Year of Youth (1985). However, the definition of the term “youth” varies from one country to another, depending on the appropriateness of certain legal, social, cultural, economic and political factors for each society.
– There are 1.2 billion young people between the ages of (15-24 years), representing 16% of the world’s population. The number of young people is expected to increase by 7% by 2030 – the expected date for achieving the sustainable development goals – to reach about 1.3 billion young men and women.
In light of the statistics issued by the agency, the most important indicators for youth (18-29 years) in Egypt can be reviewed as follows:
• According to population data 1-1-2023:
– The number of young people in the age group (18-29 years) reached 21.9 million, or 21% of the total population (50.5% males – 49.5% females).
• According to the data of the annual bulletin for enrolled students – faculty members for higher education in the year (2021/2022):
– The total number of students enrolled in higher education reached 3.5 million students (51% males, 49% females).
– The total number of students enrolled in public and Al-Azhar universities reached 2.4 million students, compared to 228.9 thousand students in private universities.
– The percentage of those enrolled in theoretical colleges in public and Al-Azhar universities reached 74.9% of the total enrollment in those universities (44.9% males, 55.1% females) compared to 25.1% in practical colleges (53% males, 47% females).
– The percentage of enrollment in theoretical colleges in private universities reached 25.2% of the total enrollment in those universities (48.7% males, 51.3% females) compared to 74.8% in practical colleges (56% males, 44% females).
– The total number of students enrolled in post-intermediate technical institutes, governmental and private, reached 181.4 thousand students (46.1% males, 53.9% females).
– The average number of students per faculty member and their assistants was 23 students in public universities and Al-Azhar, compared to 16 students in private universities.
• According to the data of the annual bulletin for graduates of higher education and higher scientific degrees in 2022 (preliminary data)
– The total number of graduates from public and private universities reached 543.8 thousand graduates, with a rate of (43.4% males, 56.6% females), of whom 505.1 thousand graduates from public universities, with a rate of 92.9%, and 38.7 thousand graduates from private universities, with a rate of 7.1%.
• According to labor force research data in 2022:
– The percentage of youth participation (18-29 years) in the labor force reached 39.2% (61.5% males, 14.4% females).
– 24.1% of the youth workforce have a university degree or higher.
– 47% of the youth labor force have a qualification less than a university (4.5% have an upper-intermediate qualification, 38.8% have an intermediate qualification, 3.7% are general secondary/Azhar)
– 16.5% of the youth labor force have a qualification below average.
– 12.4% of the youth labor force did not obtain a certificate (5.6% read, write and have a literacy certificate, 6.8% are illiterate).
– The percentage of young people employed in permanent work reached 54.3% of the total number of young workers (51.1% males, 78.2% females), and the percentage of workers with an official contract reached 18.5% (14.4% males, 49.5% females).
– The percentage of young people participating in social insurance reached 21.1% of the total number of workers (17.8% males, 46.3% females).
– The percentage of youth participating in health insurance reached 16.3% of the total number of workers (12.8% males, 42.8% females).
– The unemployment rate among youth reached 16.9% (11.5% males, 42.6% females).
– The unemployment rate among young people with a university qualification or higher was 36.3% (26.4% males, 51.6% females) compared to 4.2% for the illiterate (3.8% males, 8.8% females).
• According to the data of the Marriage and Divorce Bulletin in 2022 (preliminary data):
– The percentage of marriages for males in the age group (18-29 years) reached 59.1% of the total marriages that took place during 2022, compared to 82.4% for females.
– The percentage of divorce certificates for males in the age group (18-29 years) reached 16.1% of the total divorce certificates that took place during 2022, compared to 37.8% for females.
• According to the annual bulletin of sports activity statistics in sports facilities in 2021:
– The number of sports clubs in the government/public/private sector has reached 791, with 4,550,000 stadiums.
– The average number of young people benefiting from each stadium in the sports clubs was 847 young people.
– The number of youth centers nationwide reached 4,449,000, with 9,582 playgrounds.
– The average number of young people benefiting from each stadium in the youth centers was 286 young people.
• According to the basic indicators for measuring the information society in 2022:
– The percentage of young people using the Internet reached 89% in the age group (18-29 years).
– The percentage of young people using the Internet in the age group (18-29 years) to obtain information about goods and services reached 75.1% (72.9% males, 77.8% females).
– The percentage of young people using the Internet in the age group (18-29 years) to make calls via the Internet reached 72.6% (73.9% males, 71.1% females).
– The percentage of internet users among young people in the age group (18-29 years) to obtain information about health and health services reached 52.6% (49.7% males, 56.2% females).
– The percentage of young Internet users in the age group (18-29 years) to obtain information from government agencies electronically reached 51.5% (49.2% males, 54.2% females).