Internet users using a smartphone in South Africa 2021, by population group

Distribution of internet users using a smartphone to access the internet in South Africa in 2021, by population group

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Release date

June 2022


South Africa

Survey time period

January 18 to May 14, 2021, and July 13 to Semptember 31, 2021

Number of respondents

24,666 respondents living in urban areas with 8,000 or more inhabitants

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

data was collected in two waves

Supplementary notes

The question was: "How do you access the internet?"
TGI/AskAfrika, annually interviews 24,666 respondents aged 15+ living in urban areas with 8,000 or more inhabitants, using a stratified random probability sample. The data is weighted to the South African national statistics service, "Statistics South Africa's" population estimates, which allow for an accurate representation of 27.76 million South Africans.
To ensure a nationally representative sample, the survey is based on enumerated area (EA) sampling.
Missing percentage points to 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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