Average number of connected devices used per person in selected countries in 2014

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Number of connected devices

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The statistic shows the average number of connected devices used per person in selected countries in 2014. Australians and those in the United Kingdom uses an average of 3.1 connected devices, just behind the 3.6 devices used by the Dutch. According to a survey conducted in 2016, laptops and smartphones were among the most popular devices that people in the Netherlands used to access the internet. 92.9 percent of respondents aged between 12 and 18 years of age stated they had access to the internet through a portable computer, and 98.6 percent of respondents in that category had a mobile phone that could be used to access the internet.

This group was also the most likely to use a games console - such as a Playstation or Xbox - to access the internet. At the other end of the demographic spectrum, laptops and desktop computers were the most popular two methods

Worldwide, the number of connected devices per person is expected to reach 6.58 devices by 2020. This would indicate a total of around 50 billion connected devices worldwide.
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Release date
June 2016
Survey time period
January to March 2014
Number of respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews
Supplementary notes
* Sample size: n=1,000 in each country surveyed
Survey data was collected via telephone (CATI) or face-to-face interviewing (CAPI/PAPI).

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