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China Online Population Forecast 2023-28

China's internet penetration rate has steadily increased in recent years, with a significant portion of its population accessing the internet through mobile devices.

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In 2023, China's internet penetration rate reached 73.7 percent of the total population with 1,090 million internet users.

According to Ookla's data, the median mobile internet connection speed in China surged by 12.31 Mbps (+12.7 percent) in the twelve months leading up to the beginning of 2023. Similarly, Ookla's findings indicate that fixed internet connection speeds in China experienced a significant rise of 67.96 Mbps (+46.4 percent) over the same period.

At the beginning of 2023, social media usage in China accounted for 72.0 percent of the total population, although it's worth noting that social media users may not represent unique individuals due to data complexities. Additionally, data suggests that 875.1 million individuals aged 18 and above were using social media in China, representing 77.2 percent of the adult population. Furthermore, 97.7 percent of China's overall internet user base utilized at least one social media platform in January 2023, regardless of age. In terms of gender distribution among social media users, females constituted 48.8 percent, while males comprised 51.2 percent.

Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: China
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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