How Jordanians are using the internet [Infographic]

by Ahmed Gabr, July 29, 2013

Although internet penetration in Jordan is only around 48%, those who do use the internet have been incredibly active. Of the 1.5 million internet users in Jordan, 90% of women and 87% of men use social networks; the vast majority of internet users are men between 20 and 30 years old.

Jordan's entrepreneurs are taking advantage of growing internet penetration, innovating and finding international recognition at Silicon Valley-based incubators like 500 Startups and Plug and Play.

The below infographic (in Arabic), created by Y2D in collaboration with Ipsos, reveals stats about Jordan’s internet users, including which topics they like to talk about online, and what content types are most popular.

Here are a few highlights from the infographic:

  • Men spend more time on social networks than women, with an average of one hour and 37 minutes; women spend around 50 minutes on average.
  • Video streaming websites are among the most popular in Jordan; the visit rate is almost equal between men, with a 61% visit rate, and women at 62%.  
  • In Jordan, men spend around 56 minutes watching news online per day while women spend only 30 minutes.
  • Internet users aged 41 years old and above constitute 11% of the total number of internet users in Jordan.

Check out the full infographic below or click on it for a larger image.

Update: The above text has been edited to reflect Ipsos's data showing an internet penetration rate of 48% in Jordan.

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bandar darwazeh , Mon 19.05.2014
With the introduction of the new online start-ups these numbers will spike soon, there is plenty of new applications that will change how people will approach the internet, a more serious online application will definitely have a strong impact on these numbers.

For example the following www.myflier.com service should replace the paper flyers people pick-up at the stores, and it will provide incentives in terms of saving money using digital offers plus many other advantages like having all the flyers in one place and at their figure tips whereever they go.
 
 
Ahmed Gabr , Mon 29.07.2013
Apologies for the typo, it's been corrected. The article is based on the infograph, which is in turn based on numbers supplied by IPSOS. Do you have a link to a recent study with supporting information ? May be they've been wrong.