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Share of internet users in Germany 1997-2021, by gender

Share of internet users in Germany from 1997 to 2021, by gender

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Release date

November 2021



Survey time period

1997 to 2021

Number of respondents

2,001 (2021)

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, 2019: n=2,000, 2020: n=3,003

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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