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Number of internet users in Germany 1997-2021

Number of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2021

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Release date

November 2021



Survey time period

1997 to 2021

Number of respondents

n=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.

* 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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