On November 30, 2021, Simon Kemp celebrated a decade of the Global Digital Reports series with a lighthearted #NerdStream. He shared some of the stats and trends that have stood out for him over the past 10 years, and answered questions about the numbers, as well as how they produce the reports.
You can read his full analysis of A Decade In Digital in this article.
I've often said that the DataReportal site is a useful starting point for Immigrant and Refugee-serving organizations to start understanding the internet, mobile/smartphone, and social media habits of Newcomers. For example, here are some interesting stats for top immigrant source countries:
You should definitely spend some time exploring DataReportal's region and country reports.
Internet users across Asia now spend almost 12 times as much time using the internet each day as they did just 10 years ago. However, this regional average is actually quite a bit below the current global average of 6 hours and 58 minutes.
Working-age internet users in South-East Asia spend an average of 3¼ hours per day using social media, which is 33 percent more than the global average of just under 2½ hours per day.
Primary reasons internet users aged 16 to 64 use the internet vs using social media:
Most used social platforms
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