4/04/2017

Six ASEAN Countries with Largest Digital Population

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Six ASEAN Countries with Largest Digital Population - Currently the world's population has reached 7.4 billion people. Nearly half, about 3.4 billion people have used the Internet in their lives. As one of the countries with the largest population in the world, Indonesia will contribute the high use of digital technology. This is not too surprising given the number of its population is the fourth largest in the world after China, India, and the United States.
According to data compiled by We Are Social (social marketing agency sites from Singapore), from the latest data compiled up to January 2016, there are six countries that have digital population is quite high in the ASEAN region. Among other things, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand. According to these data, Indonesia is the country with the largest digital population.
The high population growth in the region's digital impact on the opening of business opportunities based digital technology is increasingly widespread. By utilizing the resources (human) that is, addition and improvement of infrastructure, supported by the policies of each country, can make the ASEAN region into one of the region are taken into account in the development of digital technology.



Indonesia

Total population: 259.1 million
Active Internet users: 88.1 million
Active social media users: 79 million
The most popular social media: BBM
Mobile phone users: 326.3 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 66 million

According to We Are Social, Indonesia has increased the number of Internet users up to 15 percent during the past year. Mobile phone users themselves have a number greater than the total population. This indicates that many users who have more than one phone or one number in daily life.



Malaysia

Total population: 30.54 million
Active Internet users: 20.62 million
Active social media users: 18 million
The most popular social media: Facebook
Mobile phone users: 43.43 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 16 million

 
Malaysia is one of the largest digital populous country in Southeast Asia. This is reflected in the percentage of the number of Internet users reached 68 percent and the number of mobile users to 142 percent of the population. Yet social media users look more use devices other than mobile phones because it looks only 16 million users who utilize mobile phones to access social media.

 

Filipina

Total population: 101.47 million
Active Internet users: 47.13 million
Active social media users: 48 million
The most popular social media: Facebook
Mobile phone users: 119.21 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 41 million

Compared to last year, the growth of Internet users and social media has increased to 46 percent and 47 percent. This amount is not very high compared to other ASEAN countries, but social media users have a higher rate than internet users. This indicates that social media was the main attraction in the move internet.



Singapura

Total population: 5.65 million
Active Internet users: 4.65 million
Active social media users: 3.6 million
The most popular social media: WhatsApp
Mobile phone users: 8.22 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 3.3 million

Although as a country with the smallest population in ASEAN, but the percentage of use of the internet and social media is quite high. This is supported by the government's support, the existence of adequate infrastructure, as well as residents who are hungry for technology made Singapore into the top six highest digital population in ASEAN.



Thailand

Total population: 68.05 million
Active internet users: 38 million
Active social media users: 38 million
The most popular social media: Facebook
Mobile phone users: 82.78 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 34 million

From the data gathered, the number of active Internet users and social media have the same number. This is because Internet users are dominated by the youth aged between 15 and 24 years who do tend to be more active in using social media to interact or socialize.


Vietnam

Total population: 93.95 million
Active Internet users: 47.3 million
Active social media users: 35 million
The most popular social media: Facebook
Mobile phone users: 142.99 million
Social media users of mobile phones: 29 million

Vietnam digital population growth is high. Other data collected from InternetWorldStats mention that Vietnam was included in the 15 largest Internet user in the world. And apparently traveling is one of the most frequently explored canals netizens in Vietnam. Not surprisingly, local government and neighboring states heavily promoting tourism using technology to attract more local and foreign tourists.

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