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Social Media Statistics in Australia

Social Media Statistics in Australia

With 18 million Australians or 72% of the country’s population being active social media users, companies have to develop a strong online presence to capture those eyeballs. Not convinced how important social media is? We gathered the most relevant social media statistics to break down what the current social media landscape looks like in Australia.

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The stats should give you an idea of what’s trending online, what platforms are the most popular, and how Talkwalker’s tools can help you find value in the social jungle.

Before jumping into the individual social media stats, let’s briefly review Australia’s demographics.

Demographics

Australia currently has a population of 24.93 million, with the ratio of women to men being 50.2% for women and 49.8% for men. The median age is 38.7, which is more than 14 years below Monaco’s, but more than 23 years above Niger’s.

Let’s have a look at the exact age and language distribution on social media, using Talkwalker’s Quick Search.

Age distribution

Australia - Demographics - Age

Age distribution on social media in Australia.
Source: Talkwalker Quick Search

As can be seen in the graph, 25-35 year-olds make up the largest proportion by far, 43.8%. 18-24 year-olds are the runners-up with a share of 32.7%. Completing the third, fourth and fifth spots are 35-44, 13-17, and 45-54 year-olds respectively.

Language distribution

Australia - Demographics - Languages

Language distribution on social media in Australia.
Source: Talkwalker Quick Search

As expected, English is by far the most common language on Australia’s social networks. Far behind is Japanese (2%), followed by Thai (1.5%), Korean (1.3%), and then Spanish (1.1%).

General social media stats

  • Number of social media users has increased by 5.9% to 18 million this year
  • Mobile social media users meanwhile have increased by 6.7% to 16 million
  • The average daily time spent on social media per user is currently 1 hour and 31 minutes
  • 96% of users visited or used a social network or messaging service in the past month

Facebook stats

Instagram stats

Top 10 Instagram hashtags in Australia

  • 1. #Australia
  • 2. #travel
  • 3. #love
  • 4. #instagood
  • 5. #photography
  • 6. #fashion
  • 7. #nature
  • 8. #beautiful
  • 9. #Sydney
  • 10. #Melbourne


If you want to learn more about these hashtags, check out our ultimate list of Instagram hashtags in Australia.

Top 10 influencers in Australia

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Twitter stats

Snapchat stats

  • The messaging app boasts 6.3 million monthly and 4.5 million daily active Australian users
  • 1 in 4 Australians use Snapchat
  • Growth was negative - in the double digits (-14%) - last quarter
  • Female users trump male users 55% to 45% in terms of numbers
  • 27% of internet users report using Snapchat

LinkedIn stats

  • LinkedIn reports 10+ million registered users in Australia
  • Over half of the registered users log in every month
  • Quarter-on-quarter, growth hit 10%
  • Men represent 53% and women 47% of users
  • 24% of internet users report using LinkedIn

Stats across all social media

Top 10 hashtags in Australia

  • 1. #auspol (5.8 million)
  • 2. #ausvotes (0.82 million)
  • 3. #BTS (0.64 million)
  • 4. #AusVotes2019 (0.5 million)
  • 5. #BBMAsTopSocial (0.47 million)
  • 6. #insiders (0.34 million)
  • 7. #qanda (0.32 million)
  • 8. #Australia (0.3 million)
  • 9. #iHeartAwards (0.28 million)
  • 10. #AusVotes19 (0.25 million)


Australian politics take up 4 of the top 10 hashtags, South Korean boy band BTS take up 3, and Australian TV shows Q&A and Insiders another 2.

Top 10 themes in Australia

  • 1. Prime Minister
  • 2. Good Condition
  • 3. Excellent Condition
  • 4. Great Condition
  • 5. Federal Election
  • 6. Hard Work
  • 7. Mental Health
  • 8. Federal Government
  • 9. Good Luck
  • 10. High Level


Only 3.6 million unique authors were responsible for all social media activities in Australia during 2019 so far!

Top visited websites and search queries

According to SimilarWeb, the 5 most visited websites are:

  • 1. Google.com
  • 2. Google.com.aus
  • 3. YouTube.com
  • 4. Facebook.com
  • 5. Wikipedia.org

According to Alexa, the 5 most visited websites are:

  • 1. Google.com
  • 2. YouTube.com
  • 3. Facebook.com
  • 4. Google.com.aus
  • 5. Reddit.com


No surprise here, Google dominates the search engine market, maintaining an 88.47 percent market share as of April 2019.

The top 5 search queries on Google are:

  • 1. Australia
  • 2. Weather
  • 3. Faceook
  • 4. Google
  • 5. News



The top 5 search queries on YouTube are:

  • 1. Songs
  • 2. Music
  • 3. Fortnite
  • 4. IT
  • 5. Kids

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