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New Zealand Online Population Forecast 2023-28

In 2023, New Zealand had approximately 4.8 million internet users, with a high internet penetration rate of 92.9% of the total population.

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In 2023, New Zealand had approximately 4.8 million internet users, with a high internet penetration rate of 92.9% of the total population.

Over the previous year (2022 to 2023), the number of internet users in New Zealand increased by 41 thousand, representing a modest 0.8% growth rate. Despite this widespread internet adoption, about 213.5 thousand people in New Zealand did not use the internet at the beginning of 2023, indicating that approximately 4.1% of the population remained offline.

The forecast for 2028 is 5 million i.e. 92.2% of the population. 

In New Zealand, the median mobile internet connection speed via cellular networks was 56.64 Mbps, experiencing a significant increase of 9.90 Mbps (21.2%) over the twelve months leading up to the start of 2023, according to Ookla's data. Meanwhile, the median fixed internet connection speed in New Zealand was 133.18 Mbps, which saw an even more substantial growth of 38.51 Mbps (40.7%) during the same period. 

These statistics demonstrate substantial improvements in both mobile and fixed internet speeds in New Zealand. The increase in internet speeds contributes to better user experiences, enhanced access to online content and services, and supports the development of digital infrastructure across the country. Continued efforts to expand and upgrade internet networks will further bolster connectivity and support the evolving needs of users in New Zealand.

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: New Zealand
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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