Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Smartphone ownership rates by age and income.


Obviously the younger generation is much more likely to own a smart phone but its interesting to see how salary affects smartphone ownership rates. In the first set of bars people who make less than 15k a year and are from age 18-24 are more likely to own a smartphone than people who make 15-35k.

31 comments:

  1. My life would be much more difficult if I didn't have a smart phone. I'm blessed

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  2. I'd get a smart phone if I used it as much as I use my computer.

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  3. Está diminuido...
    tenha uma boa semana

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  4. I am truly intrigued by the salary point you brought up, but I still wonder what counts as a smartphone. I have a very low level phone that barely qualifies, and I wonder if some people have that.

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  5. I finally got one, but it's still pretty much a phone to me. Interesting on the salary range too.

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  6. i mostly just use mine to browse the webs on public transport

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  7. Meh, I have no real need for a smart phone. My phone does all I really need, and I can always borrow a smart phone from someone I'm with if I need it that bad and don't have access to a computer.

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  8. That's interesting. I know that I need a smart phone to receive e-mails on the go. Lucky me. LOL You would think it would go up as salary increases.

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  9. I bet the difference is between parents paying for their high school aged child to have a phone and young adults who have to pay for it themselves.

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  10. i know i have found a lot of uses for my smartphone, its helpful

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  11. Don't have a smartphone either, I infact have the opposite. A dumbphone.

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  12. I have an Android, and I'm proud of it.

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  13. There's a reason for that statistic. The use of a smart phone is inversely correlated with IQ. Okay, I'm joking, it's young people who use them.

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  14. Wow, I guess my dad's in a pretty small minority. He's over 65 and he has a pretty low income.

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  15. Weird, but I guess all those 18-24 people got it as gift from their parents.

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  16. I think I have a stupid phone instead of a smart one :)

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  17. i'm cellphone incompatible. i still have a land line... and a corded phone.

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  18. I may have a smartphone, I'm still a stupid tech user.

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  19. I don't think this is too acurate, neat, but not accurate, for example, I could easily afford a smartphone, but.. I just prefer feedback for my keys. Nokia c3 ATM.

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  20. I use my android phone seriously all day long. I would feel like I had lost a finger or something without it.

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  21. bsur are you saying there is a correlation between people in a higher income bracket, being older? or are you saying people with less money & less age tend to want more trendy technology? either way maybe the people with more money are more cheap? ;)

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  22. @neatfit, its called haptic feedback, smarthphones have it to provide a 'feedback' for key presses

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  23. I still can't afford smarphone. Well I can the phone, but not the data plan

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  24. That metric does say something about current financial trends. The urgency of life while young added with the frivolity of finances means that these things are going to sell like hotcakes for a long time.

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  25. I think it's because that lower age is slightly more attached and financially dependent on their immediate family. Later on, they are paying everything themselves, whereas in that age group, more of them are supported by mom and dad.

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  26. I'm surprised the super-rich don't have a super-smart phone

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  27. I wonder what young people are earning over a hundred thousand pounds a year because i am not.I am in the wrong business. Maybe smart phone decline in older people is more down to the social activity of the two different age groups. Older people have their freinds already, they have a wife, children, grandchildren maybe. They don't need to extend their social circle like the younger ones do.

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