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No. 103
Read. 192
Title (No. 390) Men Spends 2.7 Hours a Week on Average More than Women on the Internet
Date 2017-10-23


This graph shows the trends in hours of use of the Internet per week by sex, which was collected from the Survey on the Internet Usage by the Korea Internet and Security Agency. In the period of 2008-2016, men spent much time more than women and both men's and women's hours of use of the Internet peaked in 2012.

To be specific, the weekly average hours of Internet usage of women changed from 12.7 hours in 2008 to 13.5 hours in 2010, and increased further to 14.8 hours in 2012. In 2014, it declined to 12.3 hours, and the figure amounted to 12.9 hours in 2016.

The weekly average hours of Internet usage of men was 14.7 hours in 2008, and it surged to 17.5 hours in 2012. In 2014 and 2016, the weekly average was 14.9 hours and 15.6 hours respectively.



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