StatsAudienceActive Home Internet Users by Country, December 2006

Active Home Internet Users by Country, December 2006

The number of active home Internet users by country for December 2006.

Active home Internet usage experienced its largest growth in Spain as the year closed out, according to data from Nielsen//NetRatings.

Active Internet Universe, December 2006
Country November 2006 December 2006 Growth (%) Diff.
Australia 10,648,118 10,698,764 0.48 50,647
Brazil 14,448,077 14,419,335 -0.20 -28,741
France 20,876,899 21,183,022 1.47 306,123
Germany 33,282,100 33,396,576 0.34 114,476
Italy 17,242,991 17,560,383 1.84 317,392
Japan 43,879,983 44,627,021 1.70 747,038
Switzerland 3,796,392 3,753,112 -1.14 -43,281
Spain 13,227,952 13,625,800 3.01 397,848
U.K. 24,015,923 24,369,320 1.47 353,397
U.S. 150,190,256 150,419,613 0.15 229,358
Total 331,608,691 334,052,947 0.74 2,444,256
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2007

Spain saw the largest percentage of growth in December (3.01 percent), with 397,848 new users. In Japan, there were 747,038 new users, accounting for a 1.7 percent increase. Increases were also seen in Italy (1.84 percent); the U.K. (1.47); and France (1.47 percent).

A drop in active Internet users was visible in Switzerland (-1.14 percent) and Brazil (-0.20 percent), despite Brazil’s lead in November.

Nielsen//NetRatings uses a sampling methodology applied worldwide, which allows for data aggregation on regional and global bases.

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