Share of internet users in Germany 1997-2019, by age group

This statistic shows the share of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2019, by age group. In 2019, 100 percent of Germans aged 14 to 19 used the internet at least occasionally.

Share of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2019, by age group

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

1997 to 2019

Number of respondents

2,000 (2019)

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 from year to year:
n(1997)=15,431, n(1998)=9,673, n(1999)=5,661, n(2000)=3,514, n(2001)=2,520, n(2002)=2,293, n(2003)=1,955, n(2004)=1,810, n(2005)=1,857, n(2006)=1,820, n(2007)=1,822, n(2008)=1,802, n(2009)=1,806, n(2010)=1,804, n(2011)=1,800, n(2012)=1,800, n(2013)=1,389, n(2014)=1,814, n(2015)=1,800, n(2016)=1,508, n(2017)=2,017, n(2018)=2,009.

Since 2017 internet usage has been recorded in a new way: as the calculated value from 15 internet activities instead of the previous blanket question "Internet used".

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