How many internet users are there in Mexico?

03/05/2020

In Mexico, there are 80.6 million Internet users, representing 70.1% of the population aged six and older. This figure reveals an increase of 4.3 percentage points from 2018 (65.8 percent) and 12.7 percentage points from 2015 (57.4 percent).

This is how many internet users are in Mexico
This is how many internet users are in Mexico

An estimated 20.1 million households have Internet access (56.4 per cent), either through a fixed or mobile connection, an increase of 3.5 percentage points over 2018 and 17.2 percentage points over 2015 (39.2 per cent).

Of the 80.6 million Internet users aged six and older, 51.6 percent are women and 48.4 percent are men.

Between 2017 and 2019, users in the urban area increased from 71.2 percent to 76.6 percent, while in the rural area the increase was from 39.2 percent to 47.7 percent of users, aged six years or more.

The three main means of connecting users to the Internet in 2019 were: smartphone with 95.3 percent; laptop with 33.2 percent; and desktop with 28.9 percent.

The main activities of Internet users in 2019 corresponded to entertainment (91.5 percent), obtaining information (90.7 percent) and communication (90.6 percent).

Internet users identified slow information transfer (50.1 percent), service interruptions (38.6 percent) and excess unwanted information (25.5 percent) as the main problems when connecting to the network.

Cellular telephony

According to the ENDUTIH 2019, it is estimated that the country has 86.5 million users of this technology, representing 75.1% of the population aged six years or more and an increase of 3.6 percentage points over 2015.

Nine out of ten cell phone users have a smartphone.

The proportion of users that only had a smartphone had a growth of 23 percentage points between 2015 and 2019 (65.1 against 88.1%, respectively).

Computer

43.0% of the population aged 6 years or older is a computer user (49.4 million). The proportion is 8.3% lower than in 2015 and 2.0 percentage points lower than in 2018.

The proportion of households with computers decreased marginally, from 44.9 per cent in 2015 and 2018 to 44.3 per cent in 2019, a reduction of 0.6 percentage points.

Digital television

92.5% of households have at least one TV. With respect to 2018, there is a reduction of almost half a percentage point.

Regarding the type of TV available in homes, 76.5% of them have at least one digital TV, representing an increase of 3.6 percentage points compared to 2018.

96.0% of households in the country receive the digital television signal from digital TV, pay-TV signal or decoder.

The ENDUTIH 2019 provides information at a national level, by the urban and rural scope and by socioeconomic stratum and its results are comparable with those provided by the INEGI as of 2015.

They are the direct responses of a user-selected at random in each household, collecting his or her personal experience in the use of ICTs, which allows for greater depth and precision in the uses that the population makes of these technologies.

By Mexicanist