Share of internet users in Germany 1997-2020, by gender

Share of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2020, by gender

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

1997 to 2020

Number of respondents

n=3,003 Befragte (2020)

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who used the internet at least occasionally

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Number of respondents differed from year to year.
Base until 2009: Germans 14 years and older living 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 of age 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.

Since 2017, internet usage has been recorded differently: as a calculated value out of 15 internet activities. Prior to this: the blanket question "Internet used" was used.

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