Chinese net users amount to 648 million

chinaflagMainland China’s Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) released figures of the number of people on the internet in the country, as well as the devices used to access the web.

By the end of 2014, 648.75 million people using both cable and mobile were able to access the web, that’s practically 50 percent of the population.

The overwhelming majority of people used mobile access – 85.82 percent of the net population. and people spent an average of over 26 hours a week on the web.

CNNIC, according to Digitimes, also released information on the age and gender of users. Males represented 56.4 percent, while the largest group at 31.5 percent were between the ages of 20 and 29. Those over 50 only represented 7.9 percent of the net population.

Most people accessed the internet from home (90.7%), at the work place, at school or at internet cafes.