Home  › Stats › Audience/Traffic

Active Home Internet Users by Country, February 2008

  |  March 28, 2008   |  Comments

The number of active home Internet users went down in six of the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen Online.

The Internet population wavered in February in six of the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen Online.

Switzerland saw a 3.4 percent decline in the number of active Internet home users compared to January. The next biggest drop came in Australia with a 2.53 percent loss. The U.K., Italy, the U.S., and Japan each saw the number of home users drop by under 1.0 percent during the same period.

An increase in the number of active Internet home users was reported in four countries: Brazil (4.47 percent); France (4.05); Spain (1.82); and Germany (0.32) in February compared to January.

Nielsen Online uses a sampling methodology applied worldwide, which allows for data aggregation on a regional and global basis. Active Internet users are derived from the number of users who have logged on in the previous 30 days.

Worldwide Active Internet Home Users, February 2008
Country January 2008 February 2008 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 11,147,323 10,865,692 -2.53 -281,632
Brazil 21,100,192 22,042,717 4.47 942,524
France 24,024,897 24,998,260 4.05 973,363
Germany 35,421,168 35,535,726 0.32 114,557
Italy 18,679,253 18,516,029 -0.87 -163,224
Japan 47,768,213 47,634,900 -0.28 -133,313
Spain 14,373,818 14,635,372 1.82 261,554
Switzerland 4,002,155 3,865,904 -3.40 -136,250
U.K. 25,981,286 25,739,785 -0.93 -241,501
U.S. 151,004,255 150,470,910 -0.35 -533,344
Source: Nielsen Online, 2008


Enid Burns

COMMENTSCommenting policy

comments powered by Disqus

ClickZ Stats delivers stats headlines to your inbox twice a week. Subscribe today!



Featured White Papers

US Consumer Device Preference Report

US Consumer Device Preference Report
Traditionally desktops have shown to convert better than mobile devices however, 2015 might be a tipping point for mobile conversions! Download this report to find why mobile users are more important then ever.

E-Commerce Customer Lifecycle

E-Commerce Customer Lifecycle
Have you ever wondered what factors influence online spending or why shoppers abandon their cart? This data-rich infogram offers actionable insight into creating a more seamless online shopping experience across the multiple devices consumers are using.




  • SEO Specialist
    SEO Specialist (Marcel Digital) - ChicagoSearch Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist   Marcel Digital is an award winning digital marketing...
  • SEO / SEM Manager
    SEO / SEM Manager (CustomInk) - FairfaxAre you a friendly, motivated, and inquisitive individual? Are you a positive, out-going leader? Are you...
  • SEO Analyst
    SEO Analyst (XO Group) - New YorkSEO Analyst @ XO Group About this Job, You and Our Team: The XO Group SEO Team is looking for you, a passionate...