Indian internet statistics
While researching for a presentation I have to make later today, and then again tomorrow, I came across the following statistics about India, and internet usage there.
Clearly the device of choice went from nothing to mobile phones, without pausing at desktop or laptop computers on the way.
Population of India
1,339,000,000 in total
276,000,000 (22%) live below the poverty line (BTL = $1.25 per day)
260 million online in 2015
460 million online in 2018
601 million online by 2021
Social Media Usage
Number of unique visitors to Facebook: 59,642,000
Number of unique visitors to WhatsApp: 160,000,000
Internet use in India – by gender
2011: men 78% and women 22%
2015: men 70% and women 30%
2019: men 60% and women 40%