Number of internet users in Germany 1997-2022

Number of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2022

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Release date

November 2022



Survey time period

1997 to 2022

Number of respondents

2,001 (2021)

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Used at least occasionally

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Number of respondents differed slightly from year to year.
Base until 2009: German speakers 14 years and older in Germany.
(1997: n=15,431, 1998: n=9,673, 1999: n=5,661, 2000: n=3,514, 2001: n=2,520, 2002: n=2,293, 2003: n=1,955, 2004: n=1,810, 2005: n=1,857, 2006: n=1,820, 2007: n=1,822, 2008: n=1,802, 2009: n=1,806),
Base from 2010: German speaking population 14 years and older.
(2010: n=1,804, 2011: n=1,800, 2012: n=1,800, 2013: n=1,800, 2014: n=1,814, 2015: n=1,800, 2016: n=1,508, 2017: n=2,017, 2018: n=2,009, 2019: n=2,000. 2020: n=3,003; 2020: n=3,003, 2021: n=2,001).

* As of 2017, internet usage has been recorded differently: As a calculated value out of 15 internet activities; prior to this: the following blanket question was posed "Internet used".

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