Social media usage as primary news source in Australia 2017 by generation

Share of social media usage as primary source for news in Australia in 2017, by generation

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Release date

August 2017



Survey time period

March 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

14 years and older

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: 'Which of the following is your most frequently used mechanism to get news?'.

All mentioned social media mechanisms are gathered and included in the data.

Age groups are defined as follows:

  • - Trailing Millenials: 14-27 years
  • - Leading Millenials: 28-33 years
  • - Xers: 34-50 years
  • - Boomers: 51-69 years
  • - Matures: 70 years and older

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