Excel Versions Survey Results

Thanks for answering the 3-question survey that I posted last week, about which Excel versions you’re using. I’ve compiled the results, so you can see what people are using. Is it close to what you expected?

Windows or Mac?

The first question was: Do you use Excel on Windows or Mac?

All the articles on my Contextures website and Excel blog are written for Windows, not Mac, so I expected Windows to be the majority. However, it was a surprise to see that not even one person said they use Mac on their main computer.

Excel Survey Windows or Mac

Which Version of Excel?

The second question was: Which version of Excel are you using on your main computer?

The results were fairly evenly split among Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016, with Excel 2010 in top place. More people were using 2016 than I expected, and it’s good to see that so few are still using 2007. I won’t talk about those two people using the really old versions! 😉

Excel Survey Version Year

Subscription or Standalone?

The third question was: Excel Subscription or Standalone?

The first chart shows the totals for each product type, and the results for this question were about what I expected.  Lots of companies are still installing desktop versions of Office, and haven’t moved to a subscription service. The users might want instant access to all the new features, but the IT department would prefer fewer updates to worry about.

Excel Survey Product Type

Excel Version by Product Type

In the next chart, you can see the Excel versions, broken down by product type.  There’s a definite shift toward the subscription service, as people upgrade to the newer versions of Excel.

Excel Versions by Product Type

Small Sample Size

When I compiled the results, there were only 52 responses, so it’s obviously not a scientific analysis of the people who read my Contextures blog or newsletter, or who visit my website. However, if I look at the Google Analytics data from last month, for my Contextures blog and website, the visits are overwhelmingly from Windows users.

Too bad it can’t tell me which version of Excel everyone is using too!

Excel Version Survey Results

Excel Versions Survey Results

Thanks again for participating in the survey, to let me know what you’re using. I’ll write occasionally about the newer features in Excel 2016 and Excel 2013, but will focus on the features and functions that are common to all versions. Well, maybe they won’t all work in Excel 1997!


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4 Responses to Excel Versions Survey Results

  1. bill liggett says:

    Thanks for the analysis.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Chris Gilbert says:

    Would have been interesting to see how many are using 64-bit vs. 32-bit versions, too.
    Any chance you have that info?

    • Debra Dalgleish says:

      Thanks Chris, and I should have asked that too! My guess is that 64-bit Excel would be a low number, and I’ll be sure to ask that in the next version survey.

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