There are 244,387 Norwegians between the ages of 16 and 19.
There are 204,060 Norwegians between the ages of 16 and 19 on Facebook.
That means that 83.5% of Norwegians between the ages of 16 and 19 are on Facebook.

I wonder how the 16.5% not on Facebook feel?

screenshot from Facebook

Sources: Facebook ads (pretend you’re making and ad and they let you see the demographics) and Statistics Norway (you can generate your own tables for whatever demographic information you want).

8 thoughts on “83.5% of 16-19-year-old Norwegians are on Facebook.

  1. former student

    I’m 24, a computer geek, and have never used facebook. I don’t like the policies there..

  2. Jill Walker Rettberg

    Ah, you’re not representative, though, former student – or perhaps you’re representative of the 16.5% 🙂

  3. Martin GL

    That’s so crazy that I almost can’t believe it. There must be some duplicates and lots of inactive accounts at the very least. When was the last time 83,5 % of Norwegian teenagers did the same thing? When they got cell-phones maybe?

  4. Jill Walker Rettberg

    There may be some duplicates or fake accounts in there. But even assuming say, 10% are fakes, that’s a lot of teenagers on facebook.

  5. […] Ho provato a imitare Jill.¬†In Norvegia l’83,5% della popolazione fra i 16 e 19 anni usa Facebook. […]

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  7. […] Ho iniziato ad interessarmi seriamente al fenomeno dei siti di social network in Italia verso al fine del 2007 spinto in generale dal grande interesse che registravo esserci sul fenomeno negli Stati Uniti ed in particolare da un post pubblicato sul suo blog di Jill Walker nel quale si annunciava che l’83,5% dei ragazzi norvegesi di un et?† compresa fra 16 e 19 anni erano su Facebook e si spiegava la semplice procedura attraverso la quale era giunta a questa conclusione. […]

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