Share of Population Using Internet rose to 80.1% in Saudi Arabia in 2017

Share of Population Using Internet (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Saudi Arabia | December 31, 2018
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Share of population using internet reached 80.1 % in 2017 in Saudi Arabia, according to World Bank. This is 6.94 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, share of population using internet in Saudi Arabia reached an all time high of 80.1 % in 2017 and an all time low of 2.21 % in 2000. When compared to Saudi Arabia's main peers, share of population using internet in Iraq amounted to 49.4 % and 94.8 % in United Arab Emirates in 2017.

Saudi Arabia has been ranked 30th within the group of 72 countries we follow in terms of share of population using internet, 29 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The percentage of individuals using the internet in the developed world had reached 70% by the end of 2011, according to ITU.

Share of Population Using Internet Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bahrain % 77.0% 88.0% 90.0% 90.5% 93.5%
Djibouti % 7.00% 8.27% 9.50% 10.7% 11.9%
Eritrea % 0.700% 0.800% 0.900% 0.990% 1.08% ...
Iran % 19.0% 22.7% 30.0% 39.4% 45.3%
Iraq % 5.00% 7.10% 9.20% 13.2% 17.2%
Israel % 68.9% 70.8% 70.3% 75.0% 77.4%
Jordan % 34.9% 37.0% 41.4% 46.2% 60.1% ...
Kuwait % 65.8% 70.5% 75.5% 78.7% 77.5%
Oman % 48.0% 60.0% 66.5% 70.2% 73.5% ...
Qatar % 69.0% 69.3% 85.3% 91.5% 92.9% ...
Saudi Arabia % 47.5% 54.0% 60.5% 64.7% 69.6%
Syria % 22.5% 24.3% 26.2% 28.1% 30.0% ...
United Arab Emirates % 78.0% 85.0% 88.0% 90.4% 90.5%
Yemen % 14.9% 17.4% 20.0% 22.6% 24.1% ...