StatsAudienceActive Home Internet Users by Country, March 2008

Active Home Internet Users by Country, March 2008

The number of active home Internet users increased in all but one of the 10 countries tracked in the Nielsen Online group.

Switzerland dipped slightly in the number of active Internet users, according to data from Nielsen Online.

An increase in active Internet home users was reported in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.

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, March 2008
Country February 2008 March 2008 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 10,865,692 11,238,289 3.43 372,597
Brazil 22,042,717 22,741,785 3.17 699,068
France 24,998,260 25,407,485 1.64 409,225
Germany 35,535,726 36,469,123 2.63 933,398
Italy 18,516,029 19,649,528 6.12 1,133,499
Japan 47,634,900 48,637,598 2.10 1,002,698
Spain 14,635,372 15,097,884 3.16 462,512
Switzerland 3,865,904 3,846,219 -0.51 -19,685
U.K. 25,739,785 26,920,949 4.59 1,181,163
U.S. 150,470,910 152,577,786 1.40 2,106,876
Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

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