Digital 2021: Palestine
This report contains all the latest internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Palestine, but read on below for essential insights into digital use in Palestine in 2021.
Palestine had a population of 5.16 million in January 2021.
Palestine’s population increased by 120 thousand (+2.4%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
49.3% of Palestine’s population is female, while 50.7% of its population is male [note: the United Nations does not publish data for genders other than ‘female’ and ‘male’].
76.9% of Palestine’s population lives in urban centres, while 23.1% lives in rural areas.
Internet users in Palestine
There were 3.65 million internet users in Palestine in January 2021.
The number of internet users in Palestine increased by 399 thousand (+12%) between 2020 and 2021.
Internet penetration in Palestine stood at 70.6% 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 Palestine
There were 3.10 million social media users in Palestine in January 2021.
The number of social media users in Palestine increased by 400 thousand (+15%) between 2020 and 2021.
The number of social media users in Palestine was equivalent to 60.1% 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 Palestine
There were 4.35 million mobile connections in Palestine in January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Palestine increased by 13 thousand (+0.3%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Palestine in January 2021 was equivalent to 84.2% 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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