Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) rose to 113% in Australia in 2017

Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Australia | May 17, 2019
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Mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population reached 113 % in 2017 in Australia, according to World Bank. This is 2.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population in Australia reached an all time high of 113 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.027 % in 1987. When compared to Australia's main peers, mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population in Indonesia amounted to 165 %, 134 % in Malaysia, 136 % in New Zealand and 48.7 % in Papua New Guinea in 2017.

Australia has been ranked 91st within the group of 179 countries we follow in terms of mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population, 50 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology which provide access to the public switched telephone network.

Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % 106% 107% 108% 107% 108%
Cambodia % 94.6% 129% 135% 134% 134%
Indonesia % 102% 113% 124% 128% 131%
Malaysia % 128% 142% 145% 149% 144%
New Zealand % 109% 110% 106% 112% 121%
Papua New Guinea % 33.0% 36.5% 39.5% 43.3% 45.0%
Philippines % 98.9% 105% 104% 111% 116%
Singapore % 151% 153% 157% 149% 149%
Thailand % 115% 125% 138% 142% 150%
Vietnam % 142% 146% 135% 147% 129%