Internet users in Germany 2002-2016, by level of education

This statistic shows the share of internet users by level of education in Germany from 2002 to 2016. In 2016, 99 percent of students in Germany used the internet. Data on the internet usage of university or college graduates have only been recorded separately from students with Abitur since 2011. In 2016, the share of university graduates, who used the internet amounted to 93 percent.

Share of the internet users in Germany from 2002 to 2016, by level of education

StudentsLower secondary educationSecondary educationAbitur (university qualification)University degree
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Release date

November 2016



Survey time period

2002 to 2016

Number of respondents

30,015 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The base for this survey is the German-speaking residential population ages 14 and above with a household landline connection. Survey participants were selected by means of a standardized random selection process according to industry standards.

The D21-Digital-Index was developed from the (N)ONLINER Atlas (2001-2014).

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