Date
22 May 2017
Mobile technology has changed the way of life of Hong Kong people. Photos: Sina.com, Apple Daily
Mobile technology has changed the way of life of Hong Kong people. Photos: Sina.com, Apple Daily

Middle-aged Hongkongers prefer online videos to TV, study finds

Middle-aged people in Hong Kong, or those aged between 46 and 64, spend more time on online videos than watching television or reading newspapers and magazines, according to a recent study.

The findings show that mobile technology has changed the way of life of this age group, Apple Daily said.

According to the study conducted by market research company TNS, middle-aged people in the city spend an average of 2.2 hours a day on their mobile phones, with 1.2 hours devoted to social media and another 1.6 hours to online video.

By comparison, they only spend 1.5 hours watching TV, 30 minutes listening to radio and 20 minutes reading magazines and newspapers.

The study involved 60,500 internet users worldwide. 

A conclusion drawn by TNS is that middle-aged people in Hong Kong use smartphones more often than their peers in western countries.

It also found that the city’s millennials or members of the so-called Y generation, aged 16-30, spend 2.8 hours a day on their mobile phones.

About 49 percent of the time is spent watching online videos, 38 percent on social media and 14 percent on online shopping.

Globally, people in this age group spend 3.2 hours on average on these activities.

As for the generation X, which refers to those aged 31-45, the time they spend on mobile phones is around 2.7 hours a day on average.

Both X and Y generations spend only about an hour a day watching TV.

– Contact us at [email protected]

TL/AC/CG

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe