Active Home Internet Users by Country, May 2007

The number of active Internet home users increased 0.06 percent in May for the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings.

Brazil (13.01 percent); France (7.67 percent); and Spain (7.26 percent) supported the highest percentage increase in active users over April users. Australia registered a drop in active users (1.95 percent) between April and May.

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, May 2007
Country April 2007 May 2007 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 10,981,529 10,767,125 -1.95 -214,404
Brazil 15,867,826 17,932,872 13.01 2,065,046
Switzerland 3,681,476 3,757,853 2.07 76,377
Germany 32,566,632 32,843,838 0.85 277,206
Spain 13,730,296 14,727,273 7.26 996,977
France 21,390,880 23,030,722 7.67 1,639,842
Italy 16,830,493 17,484,177 3.88 653,684
Japan 44,714,273 45,768,678 2.36 1,054,405
United Kingdom 24,832,552 25,503,325 2.70 670,773
United States 146,343,718 146,434,398 0.06 90,679
Totals 330,939,675 338,250,261 2.21 7,310,586
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2007

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