Social Media Use in Australia - April 2019

Social media consumers are inclined to believe it impacts negatively on their privacy, sleeping, concentration, productivity, patience, grammar and spelling. On the other hand, they tend to view social media as impacting positively on their connectedness to others, relaxation and downtime, and personal relationships. Three in ten admit being excited when one of their posts received more likes than usual.

Social media use in Australia in April 2019 shows:

1. Facebook – 15,000,000 Monthly Active Australian Users (steady)
2. YouTube – 15,000,000 Unique Australian Visitors per month (UAVs)
3. Instagram – 9,000,000 Monthly Active Australian Users (FB/ Instagram data)
4. WhatsApp – 7,000,000 Active Australian Users
5. Snapchat – 6,400,000 Monthly Active Australian Users (Snapchat data)
6. WordPress.com – 5,800,000
7. Twitter – 4,700,000 Monthly Active Australian Users approx
8. LinkedIn – 4,500,000 Monthly Active Australian Users approx
9. Tumblr – 3,700,000
10. Tinder – 3,000,000 Australian users (my estimation)
11. WeChat - 2,900,000 Monthly Active Australian Users approx – (my estimation)
12. TripAdvisor – 2,800,000
13. Yelp – 1,500,000
14. Blogspot- 1,200,000
15. Flickr – 450,000
16. Pinterest – 290,000
17. Reddit – 110,000
18. MySpace – 70,000
19. RenRen – 70,000 Monthly Active Australian Users approx – (my estimation)
20. StumbleUpon – 39,000
21. Weibo – 35,000 Monthly Active Australian Users approx – (my estimation)
22. Foursquare/Swarm – 10,000
23. Digg – 10,000
24. Periscope – 9,000
25. Delicious – 7,000

*Google Plus has been shut down*

Stats Source: Vivid Social – Social Media Agency.

(All figures represent the number of Unique Australian Visitors [UAVs] to that website over the monthly period – unless otherwise stated above. Facebook Data includes users of desktop, mobile, application and messenger services).

Australian Facebook Users As A Percentage Of The Total Population

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Population Clock there are now approximately 25 million Australians.

Facebook’s recent data shows there are now 15 million active Australians on Facebook. Therefore approximately 60% of the total Australian population is an active Facebook user. This is a huge number.

Facebook Demographics in Australia

Age Bracket Number of Users*

13 – 17 940,000
18 – 25 3,500,000
25 – 39 6,100,000
40 – 55 4,100,000
55 – 64 1,600,000
65+ 1,200,000

*approx numbers of total users, not all necessarily active over the last month

Penetration of the Australian Population

Approximately:

  • 6 in 10 Australians use Facebook

  • 1 in 2 Australians use Facebook on a daily basis

  • 1 in 2 Australians use YouTube

  • 1 in 3 Australians use Instagram

  • 1 in 4 Australians use Snapchat

  • Global Stats of Interest

  • Facebook Monthly Active Users (Worldwide) – 2.01 billion

  • Facebook Daily Active Users (Worldwide) – 1.23 billion

  • Instagram Monthly Active Users (Worldwide) – 600 million

  • LinkedIn Registered Users (Worldwide) – 467 million

  • Snapchat Daily Active Users (Worldwide) – 161 million

Key Points to Note:

  • Due to a security flaw, user data being exposed and overall small user update – Google Plus has been shut down.

  • Snapchat has grown significantly in Australia and now have 6.3 million monthly active users and 4.5 million daily active users in Australia.

  • Approx 50% of the Australian population logs into Facebook on a daily basis.

  • WhatsApp has close to 6 million active users in Australia

  • Tier 2/3 networks such as Flickr, Pinterest, Google Plus, StumbleUpon whilst have more popularity in the US, have not caught mainstream use in Australia.

  • A large proportion of the Chinese community in Australia use Chinese social media tools like WeChat, RenRen and Weibo and these networks are growing.

  • LinkedIn now reports there are 8 million registered users in Australia, according to our research – just over half of this number log in every month.

**Statistics compiled by SocialMediaNews.com.au for April 2019. Source: Vivid Social - Social Media Agency. Figures correct as of 30/04/19.