Number of distinct online activities worldwide 2016-2017, by device

This statistic reports on the average number of online activities per device for both the first quarters of 2016 and 2017. According to the findings, for the first quarter in 2016 PC and laptop averaged at 18.9 distinct online activities, which was higher than mobile at 14.3 distinct online activities. In the first quarter of 2017, this trend reversed as mobile devices averaged at 16.1 activities, while PC and laptop decreased their average to 13.4 activities.

Average number of online activities per device among internet users worldwide as of 1st quarter 2016 and 1st quarter 2017

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Release date

June 2017



Survey time period

Q1 2016 & Q1 2017

Number of respondents

124,172 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

Q1 2016: 51,280 surveyed; Q1 2017: 72,892 surveyed

Supplementary notes

Question: "In the past month, which of the following things have you done on the internet on a PC/Laptop or mobile phone/smartphone?"

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