Active Home Internet Users by Country, January 2007

The number of active home Internet users dipped 1.73 percent in January in the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings each month.

The most notable declines over December numbers were seen in the U.K. (4.02 percent); Spain (3.56 percent); Brazil (2.67 percent); and the U.S. (2.26 percent).

Active home Internet user populations went up half a percent in Australia. In January, Australia had 53,913 users come online.

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


Active Internet Universe, January 2007
Country December 2006 January 2007 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 10,698,764 10,752,677 0.50 53,913
Brazil 14,419,335 14,034,406 -2.67 -384,930
France 21,183,022 20,821,270 -1.71 -361,751
Germany 33,396,576 33,354,455 -0.13 -42,121
Italy 17,560,383 17,431,588 -0.73 -128,795
Japan 44,627,021 44,619,292 -0.02 -7,729
Spain 13,625,800 13,140,050 -3.56 -485,750
Switzerland 3,753,112 3,702,799 -1.34 -50,312
United Kingdom 24,369,320 23,389,803 -4.02 -979,516
United States 150,419,613 147,015,620 -2.26 -3,403,994
Total 334,052,947 328,261,961 -1.73 -5,790,985
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2007

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