Ireland smartphone users 2018-2024

This statistic displays the number of smartphone users in Ireland from 2018 to 2024. For 2024, the number of smartphone users in Ireland is estimated to reach 3.8 million. This would be an increase of around 400 thousand users since 2018. Users in this context are individuals of any age who own one or more smartphones and use one of their devices at least once a month. The increase in the user number translates to a growth of 16.1 percent with an expected smartphone penetration rate of 78.59 percent in 2022.
A majority of internet users in Ireland use their smartphone to use search engines, check their email and visit social media sites at least weekly. Only 5 percent play games on their device. In the past two years Smartphone usage grew as well as tablet usage, while the use of desktops saw a decline. Especially among users 55 years of age and older usage has seen an increase of 34 percent since 2012. Many adults own multiple devices and almost a quarter owned more than 5 connected devices.

Number of smartphone users in Ireland from 2018 to 2024 (in millions)*

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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

July 2019

Special properties

Individuals of any age who own at least one smartphone and use the smartphone(s) at least once per month.

Supplementary notes

* Forecasted data.
This statistic presents exclusive data by Statista’s Market Analytics team and is based on calculations and estimates derived from relevant primary data and third-party data analysis. See our Methodology section for more details.

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