Social Media Statistics Australia – August 2014

on September 1, 2014 | Australia | Comments (3)


Another month has flown by and it is now the 1st of September, which means we post our monthly social media report showing the most popular social networks in Australia over August 2014.

Like previous months in 2014, we see user numbers remain relatively steady.

Social Media Statistics Australia – August 2014

1. Facebook – 13,400,000 users (steady)
2. YouTube – 13,000,000 UAVs
3. – 6,100,000
4. Tumblr – 4,600,000
5. LinkedIn – 3,900,000
6. Blogspot – 3,050,000
7. Twitter – 2,791,300 Active Australian Users (see calculation)
8. Instagram – 2,060,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation)
9. TripAdvisor – 1,550,000
10. Yelp – 1,300,000
11. Snapchat - 1,070,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation).
12. Tinder – 1,000,000 Australian users (my estimation)
13. Flickr – 740,000
14. Pinterest – 380,000
15. Reddit – 160,000
16. MySpace – 155,000
17. Google Plus – approx 60,000 monthly active Australian users (my estimation *revised*)
18. StumbleUpon – 53,000
19. Foursquare – 30,000
20. Digg – 20,000
21. Delicious – 19,000

(All figures represent the number of Unique Australian Visitors [UAVs] to that website over the monthly period unless otherwise stated).

Feel free to view our report for July to compare the figures with last month.

Key Points to Note/ Commentary

  • Facebook remains the most popular social network, as they have done for years now – but online video content is very popular and we see YouTube reaching 13 million Australian’s for the first time.
  • The hype around social media is not what is was in Australia during 2010/2011/2012 period – however among other younger people it seems Tinder is the ‘app of the moment’ and from my research I believe there are around 1 million Australian Tinder users (actively using the service).
  • Google Plus has had another small drop according to my tools, and even independent social media agencies in Sydney I talk to do not place much emphasis (if any) on Google Plus anymore. Some SEO agencies are still spending a fair amount of time on Google Plus, but the returns are still minimal even when putting in significant time to get content shared, +1’d and distributed. I understand for some industries this network does better than others.
  • With Foursquare forcing users to move to Swarm, we have noticed a bit of a drop off in users, however the actual number of application users is still unpublished information so this is our estimate.

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Statistics compiled by for August 2014.

Stats courtesy: Vivid Social Research DivisionFigures correct as of 31/08/14.

David Correll : Editor and Founder of I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and Social Media Management. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at


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