As of March 2020, the size of China's Internet users was 904 million, according to a report released by CNNIC today.
Of these, the percentage of the Internet user group with a monthly income of 5,000 yuan or more is 27.6 percent, meaning that 72.4 percent of the nation's Internet users (about 650 million people) earn less than 5,000 yuan a month.
The proportion of Internet users with an income of less than RMB 1,000 per month was 20.8 percent; the combined proportion of Internet users with a monthly income of RMB 2001-5,000 was 33.4 percent.
The percentage of Internet users with junior high school, high school/junior high school/technical school education is 41.1 percent and 22.2 percent respectively, while the percentage of Internet users with a college education and above is 19.5 percent.
Among China's Internet user groups, students account for the largest share of 26.9 per cent, followed by self-employed/freelancers with 22.4 percent, and corporate/company executives and general staff for a total of 10.9 percent.