Now is the time to discuss a more general topic, namely the use of the internet in Indonesia in general.
Taking the data summarized from the research of APJII (Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers) and PUSKAKOM UI on the ‘Indonesian Internet User Profile 2014’, here are five interesting facts about internet usage in Indonesia.
The number of internet users is about 1/3 of the population
Until the end of 2014, the number of internet users in Indonesia reached 88.1 million. More than half of them live on the island of Java, to be precise, about 52 million users.
When compared with Indonesia’s population as a whole, which is around 252.4 million – last year’s version, of course – then the number of internet users in Indonesia is about 1/3 of the total population, 34.9% to be precise. This figure will, of course, continue to grow along with the expansion of the internet network and the growth of device users to surf in cyberspace in Indonesia.
Bonus: the ratio of users by gender is 51% female and 49%, male. In yesterday’s article, women were also proven to be more willing to shop online than men.
The majority of internet users are people who are already working
Of the tens of millions of internet users in Indonesia, most of them are already working / self-employed. The number reached more than half (55%), followed by students and housewives with a percentage of 18% and 16%, respectively.
This fact is interesting because, if we look at social networks, teenagers seem to be quite dominating. However, in fact, internet access in Indonesia is limited to the use of social networks and the work environment.
In the world of work, the internet is most often used in the trade sector
What are these workers and employers looking for when accessing the internet? Judging from the scope of the world of work, the majority of the internet in Indonesia is used in the trade sector (31.5%) and services (26.1%).
Looking at yesterday’s article about the rise of online buying and selling in Indonesia, this data seems quite accurate.
Cell phones are most often used to access the internet for playing online gambling games
When talking about internet usage, the question that is often asked is, “through what device do users access it?” And the answer is also almost the same in every country, namely through cellphones.
In Indonesia alone, cellphones account for 85% of the total devices used to access the internet. However, one user usually also accesses the internet from other devices, so that a laptop/netbook takes up 32% of the share.
Cell phones to access the internet are evenly distributed throughout Indonesia, from west to east. One of the most popular applications used in cell phones is online gambling games. With the rising of the mentioned industry since 3 years ago, mobile online gambling becoming a trend with huge popularity. Many Agen Sbobet such YukBola sites, which is known for their trustworthiness in judi bola, began to spread their wing wider and approaching a bigger audience.
Average access to the internet for 1 – 3 hours
The next question is, “how long do Indonesians access the internet every day?” If the question is how many times, the answer can be tens or hundreds because every time we open our smartphone lock screens to access the internet is counted once.
Now, for the length of access, if the duration of each use of our cellphones is accumulated, plus internet access via other devices, 37.7% of users access the internet for 1 – 3 hours every day. 23.3% access for 30-60 minutes, while 6.1% of users access the internet for more than 9 hours every day – I think they are the kings and queens of downloads with unlimited internet services.
They spend that long time playing the internet because they are so absorbed in playing online gambling. This is so inherent in the Indonesian people because gambling is their favorite thing while spending time having fun and getting benefits when winning the jackpot.