Digital 2021: Senegal
This report contains all the latest internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Senegal, but read on below for essential insights into digital use in Senegal in 2021.
Senegal had a population of 16.97 million in January 2021.
Senegal’s population increased by 448 thousand (+2.7%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
51.2% of Senegal’s population is female, while 48.8% of its population is male [note: the United Nations does not publish data for genders other than ‘female’ and ‘male’].
48.4% of Senegal’s population lives in urban centres, while 51.6% lives in rural areas.
Internet users in Senegal
There were 7.81 million internet users in Senegal in January 2021.
The number of internet users in Senegal increased by 206 thousand (+2.7%) between 2020 and 2021.
Internet penetration in Senegal stood at 46.0% 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 Senegal
There were 3.90 million social media users in Senegal in January 2021.
The number of social media users in Senegal increased by 500 thousand (+15%) between 2020 and 2021.
The number of social media users in Senegal was equivalent to 23.0% 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 Senegal
There were 17.45 million mobile connections in Senegal in January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Senegal decreased by 428 thousand (-2.4%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
The number of mobile connections in Senegal in January 2021 was equivalent to 102.9% 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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