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    Internet Usage In Hong Kong – Statistics and Trends

    August 6, 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%

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