Active Home Web Use by Country, July 2006

July’s Internet population continued to increase over May’s in the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings. Growth was only a quarter of a percentage point.

Overall, there was an increase of almost 800,000 active home Web users. Spain (6.72 percent); Italy (4.15 percent); and Switzerland (2.29 percent) showed a reduction in their online populations. The largest growth was experienced by Japan (to 4.35 percent).

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


Active Home Internet Users by Country, June and July 2006
Country June
2006
July
2006
Change (%) One-Month Difference
Australia 10,546,747 10,564,359 0.17 17,612
Brazil 13,397,404 13,392,663 -0.04 -4,741
France 18,031,245 17,685,384 -1.92 -345,861
Germany 33,037,119 32,983,727 -0.16 -53,392
Italy 17,163,440 16,451,003 -4.15 -712,437
Japan 41,703,859 43,519,804 4.35 1,815,945
Spain 12,625,991 11,777,911 -6.72 -848,079
Switzerland 3,804,251 3,717,315 -2.29 -86,935
U.K. 23,944,744 24,286,031 1.43 341,286
U.S. 143,683,489 144,358,578 0.47 675,089
Total 317,938,289 318,736,775 0.25 798,487
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2006

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