StatsAudienceActive Home Web Use by Country, February 2006

Active Home Web Use by Country, February 2006

While some countries continue to increase their active Internet population, others experience user drops.

The active Internet user population continues to grow in several countries. Yet on whole, the number of users decreased by 426,435. Data tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings reports the number of active users in 10 countries.

In January, the Internet population fell 46,703 from the previous month. From January to February, loss in the number of active users occurred mostly in Australia, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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

Active Home Internet Users by Country, January and Febuary 2006
Country January
2006
February
2006
Change (%) One-Month Difference
Australia 10,026,975 10,019,539 -0.07 -7,436
Brazil 12,035,681 13,240,648 10.01 1,204,968
France 16,902,124 17,466,601 3.34 564,478
Germany 31,877,073 33,191,582 4.12 1,314,509
Italy 17,361,737 16,842,540 -2.99 -519,197
Japan 39,817,449 39,420,270 -1.00 -397,179
Spain 11,559,842 11,851,496 2.52 291,654
Switzerland 3,604,622 3,698,692 2.61 94,071
United
Kingdom
24,360,856 24,150,856 -0.86 -210,000
United
States
143,428,291 140,665,990 -1.93% -2,762,302
Total 310,974,649 310,548,214 -0.14 -426,435
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2006

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