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Indonesia: number of internet users 2015-2025

In 2019, approximately 185 million people were accessing the internet in Indonesia. This figure is expected to grow to over 256 million by 2025.

Internet usage in Indonesia

With over 185 million internet users, Indonesia is one of the biggest online markets worldwide. As of July 2020, online penetration in the country stood at over 68 percent. Popular online activities include mobile messaging and social media. The most popular social network in Indonesia is Facebook with 82 percent of the online populatioin using the platform. Mobile internet usage is undergoing double-digit growth rates and currently stands at over 61 percent among the population.

Internet freedom

Indonesia was listed as “partly free” in the Freedom on the Net index, which places the country ahead of less free Asian online markets such as China, Thailand or Malaysia but behind Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. This rating is due to blocked political and social content as well as various restrictions and violations of user rights, most notably through the governmental passing of the Law on Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE Law). The ITE law holds strong penalties such as prison sentences and high fines for anybody convicted of online defamation charges. This law has also been applied to blog posts and Facebook comments and has lead to self-censorship among online writers and internet users as well as an increasingly tense online atmosphere.

Number of internet users in Indonesia from 2015 to 2025

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Sources

Release date

July 2020

Region

Indonesia

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
Individuals of any age who use the internet from any location via any device at least once per month

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