Digital 2021: Namibia
This report contains all the latest internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Namibia, but read on below for essential insights into digital use in Namibia in 2021.
Namibia had a population of 2.56 million in January 2021.
Namibia’s population increased by 46 thousand (+1.8%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
51.5% of Namibia’s population is female, while 48.5% of its population is male [note: the United Nations does not publish data for genders other than ‘female’ and ‘male’].
52.5% of Namibia’s population lives in urban centres, while 47.5% lives in rural areas.
Internet users in Namibia
There were 1.31 million internet users in Namibia in January 2021.
The number of internet users in Namibia increased by 24 thousand (+1.8%) between 2020 and 2021.
Internet penetration in Namibia stood at 51.0% in January 2021.
Note: we no longer include data sourced from social media platforms in our internet user numbers, so the numbers shown above and in our complete Digital 2021 reports are not comparable with numbers published in our reports from previous years.
Social media statistics for Namibia
There were 800.0 thousand social media users in Namibia in January 2021.
The number of social media users in Namibia increased by 90 thousand (+13%) between 2020 and 2021.
The number of social media users in Namibia was equivalent to 31.2% of the total population in January 2021.
Note: Figures for social media users shown here and in our complete Digital 2021 reports may not equate to unique individuals. We have also included new sources in this year’s social media figures, so numbers shown here and in our Digital 2021 reports will not be comparable with numbers published in our previous reports.
Mobile connections in Namibia
There were 2.94 million mobile connections in Namibia in January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Namibia increased by 56 thousand (+1.9%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Namibia in January 2021 was equivalent to 114.6% of the total population.
Note: many people have more than one mobile connection, so figures for mobile connections may exceed 100% of the total population.
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