Active Home Internet Users by Country, October 2006

The greatest gains from active home users in October came from Germany, the U.K., and the U.S., which are among the 10 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings.

The number of active home users increased in Germany, the U.K., the U.S., Japan, France, and Switzerland. Decreases were seen in Brazil, Australia, Spain, and Italy.

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


Worldwide Active Internet Universe, October 2006
Country Sep-06 Oct-06 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 10,586,123 10,438,386 -1.40 -147,737
Brazil 13,639,042 13,312,588 -2.39 -326,454
Switzerland 3,757,992 3,783,945 0.69 25,953
Germany 32,981,612 33,627,808 1.96 646,196
Spain 12,812,106 12,714,303 -0.76 -97,804
France 19,291,466 19,443,777 0.79 152,310
Italy 17,015,825 16,959,123 -0.33 -56,703
Japan 43,799,569 44,182,811 0.87 383,242
U.K. 24,132,491 24,476,339 1.42 343,849
U.S. 144,869,198 146,544,990 1.16 1,675,791
Total 322,885,426 325,484,069 0.80 2,598,644
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2006

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