HP Innovation Issue 18: Summer 2021 - Page 14

and how they are poised to change the future
BY THE NUMBERS
GEN Z AROUND THE GLOBE

1997 – 2012 Birth years of Gen Z

OTHER MILESTONES OF 1997 Wi-Fi network standard was introduced Google ’ s domain name was registered
Bill Gates became the world ’ s richest businessman

2.47 billion

Global Gen Z population

3 in 5

are very or extremely worried about climate change

2025

Year by which Gen Z will be 27 % of the labor force

98 %

of Gen Z internet users aged 16 to 20 own a smartphone

and how they are poised to change the future

1 out of 4

internet users in the Asia-Pacific region belong to Gen Z , as opposed to 1 out of 7 in North America and Europe

44 %

feel it ’ s too late to stop the damage done by climate change

16 %

downloaded a video game in the last day , as opposed to 9 % of the general population
of respondents in 20 countries say they ’ ll make an extra effort post-pandemic to support

70 % smaller , local businesses

SOURCES : WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ( GLOBAL GEN Z POPULATION , PERCENTAGE OF GLOBAL WORKFORCE ); EY REPORTING ( WORRIED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ); DELOITTE ( DAMAGE TO CLIMATE , SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ); GWI ( SMARTPHONE OWNERSHIP , REGIONAL INTERNET USE ); ADCOLONY ( VIDEO GAME DOWNLOADS )
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