That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Australians spent an average of 24 days-straight on the internet this year.
That’s according to new figures from Nielsen that puts average time spent browsing the internet on a PC in Q3 of 2012 at 48 hours per month. That means we’re spending more and more time on the internet as the years roll by. At this time in 2011, we spent 42 hours, 30 minutes browsing the web a month.
Nielsen got those stats by averaging out the time spent online across various age groups, some of which actually spent longer than the national average of 48 hours per month browsing the web.
Interestingly, the age group that browsed the net the most were those aged between 25 and 34. Those guys spent 61 hours, 18 minutes online, followed closely by those aged between 35 and 49 at 56 hours, 22 minutes online. That’s a lot of Facebook. Or…whatever you lot were doing.
Now these stats only take into account those browsing the internet on a PC. That discounts the multitude of other devices you can use to get online. Regardless, these are still some pretty telling stats about how we use our interwebs.