Internet Usage In Hong Kong – Statistics and Trends

06 Aug 2014

Did you know that the estimated number of internet users in Hong Kong is 5.751 million, with an overall internet penetration rate of 73%? Hong Kong leads other Asian countries in mobile internet usage as well. 96% of smartphone users access the internet on a daily basis, preferring to their shopping, bill paying and networking via mobiles. In the following infographic, “Internet Usage in Hong Kong”, we’ve put together several interesting facts on why Hong Kong tops Asia’s internet usage.

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Population

7,259,569

Internet users

5,751,357

Internet penetration

73%

Mobile Internet usage rate

96%

Registered customers with dial-up access (Mar 2014)

369,192

Registered customers with broadband access (Mar 2014)

2,235,223

Household broadband penetration rate (Mar 2014)

83.2%

Percentage of households with personal computers with internet connectivity

79.9%

Percentage of businesses using the internet (2013)

74.8%

Percentage of businesses with a web presence (2014)

26.4%

Internet service providers (Feb 2014)

203

Public Wi-Fi service providers (May 2014)

37

Public Wi-Fi access points (May 2014)

28,256

Wi-Fi zones (areas) with public W-Fi services (May 2014)

7,093

Top 5 Countries With The Fastest Internet Access

Country

Average Peak Connection (Mbps)

Hong Kong

65.4

South Korea

63.6

Japan

52.0

Singapore

50.1

Israel

47.7

 

2000

2005

2010

2013

Percentage of households with personal computers

49.7%

70.1%

77.9%

81.9%

Percentage of households with personal computers with internet connectivity

36.4%

64.6%

76.4%

79.9%

 

Internet Usage By Type Of Device

 

Non-mobile web device

90.9%

Desktop computer

85.9%

Laptop

14.5%

Tablet

1.5%

Mobile web device

77.4%

Mobile phone / smartphone

68.9%

Computer via Wi-Fi

38.5%

Tablet

19.5%

Usual Internet Access Points

At home

96.1%

At work

44.8%

At school / university

14.9%

At public places

2.7%

At internet cafés

0.3%

Other places

66.0%

Main Purpose Of Using Personal Computers

Internet access

99.1%

Word processing

72.1%

Saving and watching digital content

61.8%

Accessing offline digital entertainment

50.5%

Listening to music

33.7%

Playing games

30.4%

Watching DVD and TV

22.1%

Main Purpose For Accessing The Internet

Searching for information

95.7%

Communication/interaction

90.1%

Online entertainment

66.1%

Online shopping/finance transactions

44.5%

Downloading files/software

34.0%

Average Time Spent On Different Online Activities (Mar 2013)

Category

Reach

Minutes

News/information

91.7%

111.7

Retail

68.0%

50.2

Travel

41.9%

27.0

Beauty/fashion/style

31.3%

7.6

Career service and development

22.2%

23.4

Real estate

12.2%

14.2

Automotive

11.0%

15.0

Demographics

Percentage Of Internet Users Under Specific Age Categories (Persons Aged 10 And Over)

Age group

Percentage

10 – 14

99.4%

15 – 24

99.5%

25 – 34

98.2%

35 – 44

91.6%

Over 45

49.1%

Percentage Of Internet Users Categorized Based On Gender (Persons Aged 10 And Over)

Sex

Percentage

Male

75.8%

Female

70.2%

Average Time Spent Online

Sex

Percentage

Male

75.8%

Female

70.2%

 

Number of Hours A Week

Percentage Of People

Less than 10 hours

17.4%

10 – 20 hours

20.6%

20 – 30 hours

19.9%

30 – 40 hours

15.2%

40 – 50 hours

11.1%

More than 50 hours

15.9%

Average duration

28.7 hours

 

Average time that internet users spend on the internet every day through a desktop or laptop

3.32 hours

Average time that mobile internet users access the internet via their mobiles

2.08 hours

E-Commerce (MasterCard Survey Based On Sample)

People who go online to shop

66.4%

Online shopping satisfaction level

66.3%

Average number of items bought online

5.4

Smartphone owners who shop online

40.9%

Time Spent On Social Media

Social Media Penetration (As A Percentage Of Total Population)

Average Number Of Hours Per Day Spent By Social Media Users On All Social Media Channels

World

26%

2.0

Hong Kong

61%

2.0

Philippines

32%

4.0

Thailand

36%

3.7

Malaysia

53%

3.3

Indonesia

25%

2.9

India

7%

2.4

Taiwan

64%

2.4

Vietnam

22%

2.4

Singapore

59%

2.2

China

46%

1.5

South Korea

27%

1.0

Japan

17%

0.8

  Top Social Networks  

No

Social network

Reach

1

Facebook

63%

2

Yahoo! Wretch

17%

3

SINA Micro blogging

16%

4

LinkedIn

11%

5

Douban Sites

7%

  Top Websites (Alexa Ranking)  

No

Website

1

Google.com.hk

2

Google.com

3

Facebook.com

4

Yahoo.com

5

YouTube.com

6

Baidu.com

7

Taobao.com

8

Discuss.com.hk

9

QQ.com

10

Wikipedia.org

11

Gigacircle.com

12

Pixnet.net

13

Gamer.com.tw

14

Nextmedia.com

15

Aastocks.com

16

Uwants.com

17

Sina.com.cn

18

Etnet.com.hk

19

HSBC.com.hk

20

Weibo.com

Top Web Properties (ComScore Ranking, Mar 2013)  

No

Unique visitors

Minutes per visitor

1

Yahoo! Sites 4,439,000

203.3

2

Google Sites 3,727,000

210.4

3

Microsoft Sites 3,372,000

48.9

4

Facebook 3,148,000

244.6

5

Baidu.com Inc. 1,759,000

33.3

6

Wikimedia Foundation Sites 1,716,000

16.6

7

Discuss.com.hk 1,677,000

24.5

8

Uwants Sites 1,472,000

14.0

9

SINA Corporation 1,429,000

26.9

10

Oriental Press Group 1,400,000

96.1

11

Next Media Interactive Ltd. 1,257,000

82.7

Top Areas For Free Wi-Fi Internet  

District

Access Points (2014)

Average Monthly Users

(2013)

YoY Growth Rate

Yau Tsim Mong

45

101,714

25%

Central and Western

43

104,279

32%

Wan Chai

36

85,653

18%

Eastern

32

50,212

14%

Kwun Tong

32

38,447

29%

Sham Shui Po

30

41,109

22%

Southern

27

24,811

15%

Yuen Long

24

17,464

19%

Sai Kung

23

20,985

20%

Sha Tin

22

39,001

15%

Kowloon City

20

28,419

18%

Kwai Tsing

20

25,723

13%

Wong Tai Sin

20

24,853

22%

Tuen Mun

18

38,322

34%

North

18

36,242

30%

Tsuen Wan

16

25,544

20%

Tai Po

16

24,439

8%

Islands

15

9,645

28%

TOTAL

457

736,862

21%