Active Home Internet Users by Country, April 2007

Active home Internet usage went down slightly in the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings.

Home Internet users increased in Spain (4.04 percent); Australia (1.30 percent); and the U.K. (0.60 percent). The number of active users dropped in Italy (-7.63 percent); Brazil (-2.40 percent); Japan (-2.32 percent); Switzerland (-2.23 percent); France (-0.64 percent); Germany (-0.58 percent); and the U.S. (-0.32 percent). The number of active Internet home users across the 10 countries fell less than 1 percent (-0.87 percent).

Nielsen//NetRatings 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, April 2007
Country March 2007 April 2007 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 10,840,450 10,981,529 1.30 141,079
Brazil 16,257,348 15,867,826 -2.40 -389,522
France 21,528,789 21,390,880 -0.64 -137,909
Germany 32,757,877 32,566,632 -0.58 -191,245
Italy 18,220,139 16,830,493 -7.63 -1,389,646
Japan 45,774,229 44,714,273 -2.32 -1,059,956
Spain 13,196,513 13,730,296 4.04 533,783
Switzerland 3,765,304 3,681,476 -2.23 -83,828
U.K. 24,683,762 24,832,552 0.60 148,790
U.S. 146,817,112 146,343,718 -0.32 -473,394
Totals 333,841,523 330,939,675 -0.87 -2,901,848
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2007

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