Population Explosion! Internet

There are multiple sources for the Internet-using population of any given country. Because of differences in methodology, measurements for the same location can vary widely depending on the source. ClickZ Stats checks the accuracy of counts by comparing them to regional growth patterns and other projections to provide the most accurate and up-to-date statistics on the world Internet-using population available online.

Most figures in the table below come from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, but we’ve included data from other sources where specified. For example, Computer Industry Almanac Inc. compiles Internet user data for over 50 countries, which it releases in an annual report. A detailed methodology for that report can be found here.

Another source is Nielsen//NetRatings, which tracks the number of active Internet users for approximately 20 nations, accounting for over 90 percent of the world’s active Internet population. The term “active Internet user” applies to people who go online at least once in a given month.

If you know of other studies that track the number of Internet users worldwide or in a specific region or country, please send them to ClickZ Stats for possible inclusion in the table below.

Global Online Populations
Worldwide Internet Population 2005: 1.08 billion (Computer Industry Almanac)
Projection for 2010: 1.8 billion (Computer Industry Almanac)
Nation Population
(CIA’s World
Factbook)
Internet Users
(CIA’s World
Factbook)
Active Users
(Nielsen//NetRatings)
ISPs
(CIA’s World
Factbook)
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Afghanistan 31.06 million 25,000 NA 76 Read more
Albania 3.58 million 75,000 NA 749
Algeria 32.93 million 845,000 NA 1,175 Read more
Andorra 71,201 24,500 NA 7,058
Angola 12.13 million 172,000 NA 2,502 Read more
Anguilla 13,477 3,000 NA 395
Antigua and Barbuda 69,108 20,000 NA 1,143
Argentina 39.92 million 10 million NA 1.23 million Read more
Armenia 2.98 million 150,000 NA 8,852
Aruba 71,891 24,000 NA 5,420 Read more
Australia 20.26 million 14.18 million 10 million 5.35 million Read more
Austria 8.19 million 4.65 million 1.3 million 1.81 Million Read more
Azerbaijan 7.96 million 408,000 NA 460 Read more
The Bahamas 303,770 93,000 NA 359 Read more
Bahrain 698,585 152,700 NA 1,952 Read more
Bangladesh 147.37 million 300,000 NA 266
Barbados 279,912 150,000 NA 241
Belarus 10.29 million 1.6 million NA 20,973 Read more
Belgium 10.38 million 5.1 million 2.24 million 61 Read more
Belize 287,730 35,000 NA 3,846 Read more
Benin 7.86 million 100,000 NA 814 Read more
Bhutan 2.28 million 20,000 NA 3
Bolivia 8.99 million 350,000 NA 16,045 Read more
Bosnia and Herzegovian 4.50 million 225,000 NA 8,525
Botswana 1.63 million 60,000 NA 1,621 Read more
Brazil 188.10 million 25.9 million 12 million 4.39 million Read more
Brunei 379,444 56,000 NA 27
Bulgaria 7.39 million 1.61 million NA 95,539 Read more
Burkina Faso 13.90 million 53,200 NA 373 Read more
Burma 47.38 million 63,700 NA 43
Burundi 8.09 million 25,000 NA 155 Read more
Cambodia 13.90 million 41,000 NA 1,315
Cameroon 17.34 million 167,000 NA 34 Read more
Canada 33.10 million 20.9 million 8.8 million 3.53 million Read more
Cape Verde 420,979 25,000 NA 155 Read more
Cayman Islands 45,436 9,909 NA 5,069
Central African Republic 4.30 million 9,000 NA 13 Read more
Chad 9.94 million 60,000 NA 7 Read more
Chile 16.13 million 5.6 million NA 335,445 Read more
China 1.31 billion 111 million NA 187,508 Read more
Colombia 43.60 million 3.59 million NA 386,610 Read more
Comoros 690,948 8,000 NA 6 Read more
Congo, Democratic
Republic of the
62.66 million 50,000 NA 188 Read more
Congo, Republic 3.70 million 36,000 NA 46 Read more
Cook Islands 21,388 3,600 NA 542
Costa Rica 4.08 million 1 million NA 12,578 Read more
Cote d’Ivoire 17.65 million 300,000 NA 2,015 Read more
Croatia 4.49 million 1.01 million NA 19,369 Read more
Cuba 11.38 million 150,000 NA 1,918 Read more
Cyprus 784,301 298,000 NA 46,863
Czech Republic 10.24 million 4.8 million NA 819,773 Read more
Denmark 5.45 million 3.76 million NA 2.11 million Read more
Djibouti 486,530 9,000 NA 506 Read more
Dominica 68,109 18,500 NA 446
Dominican Republic 9.18 million 800,000 NA 81,598
East Timor 1.06 million 1,000 NA 215
Ecuador 13.55 million 624,600 NA 16,217 Read more
Egypt 78.89 million 5 million NA 1,702 Read more
El Salvador 6.82 million 587,500 NA 4,404 Read more
Equatorial Guinea 540,109 5,000 NA 18 Read more
Eritrea 4.79 million 50,000 NA 1,047 Read more
Estonia 1.32 million 670,000 NA 50,440 Read more
Ethiopia 74.78 million 113,000 NA 87 Read more
Faroe Islands 47,246 31,000 NA 3,146
Fiji 905,949 61,000 NA 1,722
Finland 5.23 million 3.29 million NA 1.50 million Read more
France 60.88 million 26.21 million 16.9 million 2.92 million Read more
French Guiana 199,509 38,000 NA 107
French Polynesia 274,578 61,000 NA 6,151
Gabon 1.42 million 40,000 NA 310 Read more
The Gambia 1.64 million 49,000 NA 13 Read more
Georgia 4.66 million 175,600 NA 8,942
Germany 82.42 million 48.72 million 31.88 million 7.66 million Read more
Ghana 22.41 million 368,000 NA 384 Read more
Gilbraltar 27,928 6,200 NA 629
Greece 10.69 million 3.8 million NA 414,724
Greenland 56,361 30,000 NA 8,775
Grenada 89,703 8,000 NA 18
Guadeloupe 452,776 79,000 NA 418
Guam 171,019 79,000 NA 95
Guatemala 12.29 million 756,000 NA 40,405 Read more
Guernsey 65,409 36,000 NA 1,168
Guinea 9.70 million 46,000 NA 364 Read more
Guinea-Bissau 1.44 million 26,000 NA 5 Read more
Guyana 767,245 145,000 NA 914 Read more
Haiti 8.30 million 500,000 NA 3
Honduras 7.32 million 223,000 NA 4,763 Read more
Hong Kong 6.94 million 4.88 million 2.60 million 859,926 Read more
Hungary 9.98 million 3.05 million NA 261,294 Read more
Iceland 299,388 225,000 NA 190,140 Read more
India 1.1 billion 50.6 million NA 787,543 Read more
Indonesia 245.45 million 18 million NA 134,735 Read more
Iran 68.69 million 7.5 million NA 5,246
Iraq 26.78 million 36,000 NA 4
Ireland 4.06 million 2.06 million NA 238,706 Read more
Isle of Man 75,441 NA NA 264
Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) 2,967 1,900 NA 103
Israel 6.35 million 3.2 million 976,000 1.07 million Read more
Italy 58.13 million 28.87 million 17.36 million 1.25 million Read more
Jamaica 2.76 million 1.07 million NA 1,271
Japan 127.46 million 86.3 million 39.82 million 21.30 million Read more
Jersey 91,84 27,000 NA 1,162
Jordan 5.91 million 600,000 NA 2,793 Read more
Kazakhstan 15.23 million 400,000 NA 20,327 Read more
Kenya 34.70 million 1.5 million NA 11,645 Read more
Kiribati 105,432 2,000 NA 36
Kuwait 2.42 million 600,000 NA 2,439 Read more
Kyrgyzstan 5.21 million 263,000 NA 18,539
Laos 6.37 million 20,900 NA 1,152
Latvia 2.27 million 810,000 NA 53,251 Read more
Lebanon 3.87 million 600,000 NA 3,365
Lesotho 2.02 million 43,000 NA 154
Liberia 3.04 million 1,000 NA 5 Read more
Libya 5.90 million 205,000 NA 47 Read more
Liechtenstein 33,987 20,000 NA 7,491
Lithuania 3.59 million 968,000 NA 136,346 Read more
Luxembourg 474,413 270,800 NA 70,465
Macau 453,125 201,000 NA 62
Macedonia 2.10 million 392,671 NA 3,541
Madagascar 18.60 million 90,000 NA 805 Read more
Malawi 13.01 million 46,100 NA 305 Read more
Malaysia 24.39 million 10.04 million NA 151,239 Read more
Maldives 359,008 19,000 NA 1,343
Mali 11.72 million 50,000 NA 270 Read more
Malta 400,214 301,000 NA 10,739
Marshall Islands 60,422 2,000 NA 6
Martinique 436,131 107,000 NA 70
Mauritania 3.18 million 14,000 NA 21 Read more
Mauritius 1.24 million 180,000 NA 4,954 Read more
Mexico 107.45 million 17 million NA 2.03 million Read more
Micronesia 108,004 12,000 NA 433
Moldova 4.47 million 406,000 NA 30,861
Monaco 32,543 16,000 NA 716
Mongolia 2.83 million 200,000 NA 192
Montserrat 9,439 NA NA 363
Morocco 33.24 million 3.5 million NA 2,538 Read more
Mozambique 19.69 million 138,000 NA 7,228 Read more
Namibia 2.04 million 75,000 NA 3,273 Read more
Nauru 13,287 300 NA 52
Nepal 28.29 million 175,000 NA 7,846
The Netherlands 16.49 million 10.81 million 7.78 million 6.78 million Read more
Netherlands Antilles 221,736 2,000 NA 1,385
New Caledonia 219,246/FONT> 70,000 NA 6,764
New Zealand 4.08 million 3.2 million NA 751,719
Nicaragua 5.57 million 125,000 NA 12,628 Read more
Niger 12.53 million 24,000 NA 137 Read more
Nigeria 131.86 million 1.77 million< NA 1,535 Read more
Niue 2,166 900 NA 1
Norfolk Island 1,828 700 NA 91
North Korea 23.11 million NA NA NA
Northern Mariana Islar 82,459 10,000 NA 20
Norway 4.61 million 3.14 million NA 1.34 million Read more
Oman 3.10 million 245,000 NA 3,261 Read more
Pakistan 165.80 million 7.5 million NA 38,309
Palau 20,579 NA NA 3
Panama 3.19 million 300,000 NA 7,013 Read more
Papua New Guinea 5.67 million 170,000 NA 909
Paraguay 6.51 million 150,000 NA 10,206
Peru 28.30 million 4.57 million NA 205,532 Read more
Philippines 89.47 million 7.82 million NA 96,500 Read more
Pitcairn Islands 45 NA NA 5
Poland 38.54 million 10.6 million NA 366,898 Read more
Portugal 10.61 million 6.09 million NA 845,980 Read more
Puerto Rico 3.93 million 1 million NA 132 Read more
Qatar 885,359 165,000 NA 204
Reunion 787,584 200,000 NA 29 Read more
Romania 22.30 million 4.50 million NA 56,188
Russia 142.89 million 23.70 million NA 1.30 million Read more
Rwanda 8.65 million 38,000 NA 1,588 Read more
St. Kitts and Nevis 39,129 10,000 NA 48
St. Lucia 168,458 55,000 NA 25
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 117,848 8,000 NA 21
Samoa 176,908 6,000 NA 9,170
San Marino 29,251 14,300 NA 2,166
Sao Tome and Principe 193,413 20,000 NA 1,021 Read more
Saudi Arabia 27.01 million 2.54 million NA 10,335
Senegal 11.99 million 482,000 NA 569 Read more
Seychelles 81,541 20,000 NA 525 Read more
Sierra Leone 6.00 million 2,005 NA 277 Read more
Singapore 4.49 million 2.42 million 956,000 679,369
Slovakia 5.44 million 2.28 million NA 135,991
Slovenia 2.01 million 950,000 NA 59,090
Solomon Islands 552,438 8,400 NA 740
Somalia 8.86 million 89,000 NA 2 Read more
South Africa 44.19 million 3.6 million NA 460,572 Read more
South Korea 48.85 million 33.90 million NA 5.43 million Read more
Spain 40.40 million 17.14 million 11.56 million 1.38 million
Sri Lanka 20.22 million 280,000 NA 6,025
Sudan 41.24 million 1.14 million NA 1 Read more
Suriname 439,117 30,000 NA 122
Svalbard 2,701 NA NA NA
Swaziland 1.14 million 36,000 NA 2,401 Read more
Sweden 9.02 million 6.80 million 4.65 million 2.70 million Read more
Switzerland 7.52 million 4.94 million 3.60 million 1.82 million Read more
Syria 18.88 million 800,000 NA 64 Read more
Taiwan 23.04 million 13.80 million 5.0 million 3.84 million
Tajikistan 7.32 million 5,000 NA 63
Tanzania 37.45 million 333,000 NA 9,241 Read more
Thailand 64.63 million 8.42 million NA 786,226
Togo 5.55 million 221,000 NA 205 Read more
Tokelau 1,392 NA NA 303
Tonga 114,689 3,000 NA 18,910
Trinidad and Tobago 1.07 million 160,000 NA 17,171
Tunisia 10.18 million 835,000 NA 426 Read more
Turkey 70.41 million 5.50 million NA 753,394 Read more
Turkmenistan 5.04 million 36,000 NA 557
Turks and Caicos 21,152 NA NA 1,488
Tuvalu 11,810 1,300 NA NA
Uganda 28.20 million 200,000 NA 2,496 Read more
Ukraine 46.71 million 5.28 million NA 167,501
United Arab Emirates 2.60 million 1.38 million NA 118,495 Read more
United Kingdom 60.61 million 37.80 million 24.36 million 4.69 million Read more
United States 298.44 million 203.82 million 143.43 million 195.14 million Read more
Uruguay 3.43 million 680,000 NA 112,968 Read more
Uzbekistan 27.31 million 880,000 NA 7,124
Vanuatu 208,869 7,500 NA 487
Venezuela 25.73 million 3.04 million NA 57,875 Read more
Vietnam 84.40 million 5.87 million NA 3,611
Virgin Islands 108,605 30,000 NA 3,818
Wallis and Futuna 16,025 900 NA 1
Western Sahara 273,008 NA NA NA Read more
Yemen 21,46 million 220,000 NA 166 Read more
Zambia 11.50 million 231,000 NA 2,789 Read more
Zimbabwe 12.24 million 820,000 NA 6,582 Read more

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