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

Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Australia | December 31, 2018
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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 174 %, 134 % in Malaysia and 136 % in New Zealand in 2017.

Australia has been ranked 87th within the group of 157 countries we follow in terms of mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population, 46 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