As a follow up for the recent post I made about the types of mobile phones used in China, I’ve prepared some data on Chinese mobile Internet user demographics. The data is from the latest CNNIC report published in January 2012.
The proportion of male users rose from 57.7% to 58.1% over the past year.
The largest user groups are still ages 10 to 19 and 20 to 29, but the proportion of users aged 30 to 49 has increased.
User income is increasing quickly.
The urban-rural gap has actually grown.
Instant messaging is the most used function. Microblog use has exploded over the past year.