South African Internet Users

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28,580,290 - Internet Users in South Africa (2016*)
Share of South Africa Population: 52 % (penetration)
Total Population : 54,978,907
Share of World Internet Users: 0.8 %
Internet Users in the World: 3,424,971,237

Year Internet Users** Penetration
(% of Pop)
Total
Population
Non-Users
(Internetless)
1Y User
Change
1Y User
Change
Population
Change
2016* 28,580,290

52 % 54,978,907 26,398,617 3.9 % 1,078,982 0.9 %
2015* 27,501,308

50.5 % 54,490,406 26,989,098 4 % 1,056,471 0.97 %
2014 26,444,836

49 % 53,969,054 27,524,218 6.5 % 1,606,113 1.03 %
2013 24,838,723

46.5 % 53,416,609 28,577,886 14.7 % 3,175,441 1.1 %
2012 21,663,282

41 % 52,837,274 31,173,992 22.1 % 3,918,281 1.15 %
2011 17,745,001

34 % 52,237,272 34,492,271 43.2 % 5,355,819 1.19 %
2010 12,389,183

24 % 51,621,594 39,232,411 143 % 7,289,979 1.23 %
2009 5,099,203

10 % 50,992,034 45,892,831 20.1 % 854,799 1.28 %
2008 4,244,405

8.4 % 50,348,811 46,104,406 5.9 % 236,431 1.32 %
2007 4,007,974

8.1 % 49,693,580 45,685,606 7.5 % 278,360 1.36 %
2006 3,729,614

7.6 % 49,027,805 45,298,191 3 % 108,682 1.4 %
2005 3,620,931

7.5 % 48,352,951 44,732,020 -9.8 % -395,083 1.44 %
2004 4,016,014

8.4 % 47,667,150 43,651,136 22 % 724,414 1.48 %
2003 3,291,600

7 % 46,971,250 43,679,650 6 % 186,585 1.51 %
2002 3,105,015

6.7 % 46,272,223 43,167,208 7.3 % 212,280 1.52 %
2001 2,892,736

6.3 % 45,579,161 42,686,425 20.5 % 491,401 1.52 %
2000 2,401,335

5.3 % 44,896,856 42,495,521 31.9 % 580,564 1.5 %

* estimate for July 1, 2016** Internet User = individual who can access the Internet at home, via any device type and connection. More details.

Source: Internet Live Stats (www.InternetLiveStats.com)
Elaboration of data by International Telecommunication Union (ITU