Active Home Internet Users By Country, August 2008

The number of active home Internet users went up in the majority of countries tracked by Nielsen Online during the month of August.

The Internet population increased in Italy (5.54 percent); France (3.18 percent); Germany (2.78 percent); Brazil (2.60 percent); the U.K. (2.27 percent); Japan (2.20 percent); the U.S. (0.30); and Switzerland (0.23). For the past several months, the number of active Internet users in Germany has remained flat.

A drop in the number of active Internet home users was measured in Australia (-2.47 percent) and Spain (-0.48 percent). Australia also experienced a drop in Internet users in July.

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, August 2008
Country July 2008 August 2008 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 11,452,652 11,169,844 -2.47 -282,808
Brazil 23,715,159 24,331,212 2.60 616,054
France 26,151,352 26,984,002 3.18 832,649
Germany 36,773,740 37,795,221 2.78 1,021,481
Italy 19,561,913 20,646,132 5.54 1,084,220
Japan 49,049,579 50,128,725 2.20 1,079,146
Spain 15,782,617 15,707,229 -0.48 -75,388
Switzerland 3,762,984 3,771,663 0.23 8,679
U.K. 28,112,820 28,751,970 2.27 639,151
U.S. 152,690,056 153,144,180 0.30 454,124
Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

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