Internet Users

There are over 3.4 billion internet users on the world wide web today.

Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. In 1995, it was less than 1%.
The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013.
The first billion was reached in 2005. The second billion in 2010. The third billion in 2014.

The chart and table below show the number of global internet users per year since 1993:

internet-users-by-years

Year Internet Users** Penetration
(% of Pop)
World
Population
Non-Users
(Internetless)
1Y User
Change
1Y User
Change
World Pop.
Change
2016* 3,424,971,237

46.1 % 7,432,663,275 4,007,692,038 7.5 % 238,975,082 1.13 %
2015* 3,185,996,155

43.4 % 7,349,472,099 4,163,475,944 7.8 % 229,610,586 1.15 %
2014 2,956,385,569

40.7 % 7,265,785,946 4,309,400,377 8.4 % 227,957,462 1.17 %
2013 2,728,428,107

38 % 7,181,715,139 4,453,287,032 9.4 % 233,691,859 1.19 %
2012 2,494,736,248

35.1 % 7,097,500,453 4,602,764,205 11.8 % 262,778,889 1.2 %
2011 2,231,957,359

31.8 % 7,013,427,052 4,781,469,693 10.3 % 208,754,385 1.21 %
2010 2,023,202,974

29.2 % 6,929,725,043 4,906,522,069 14.5 % 256,799,160 1.22 %
2009 1,766,403,814

25.8 % 6,846,479,521 5,080,075,707 12.1 % 191,336,294 1.22 %
2008 1,575,067,520

23.3 % 6,763,732,879 5,188,665,359 14.7 % 201,840,532 1.23 %
2007 1,373,226,988

20.6 % 6,681,607,320 5,308,380,332 18.1 % 210,310,170 1.23 %
2006 1,162,916,818

17.6 % 6,600,220,247 5,437,303,429 12.9 % 132,815,529 1.24 %
2005 1,030,101,289

15.8 % 6,519,635,850 5,489,534,561 12.8 % 116,773,518 1.24 %
2004 913,327,771

14.2 % 6,439,842,408 5,526,514,637 16.9 % 131,891,788 1.24 %
2003 781,435,983

12.3 % 6,360,764,684 5,579,328,701 17.5 % 116,370,969 1.25 %
2002 665,065,014

10.6 % 6,282,301,767 5,617,236,753 32.4 % 162,772,769 1.26 %
2001 502,292,245

8.1 % 6,204,310,739 5,702,018,494 21.1 % 87,497,288 1.27 %
2000 414,794,957

6.8 % 6,126,622,121 5,711,827,164 47.3 % 133,257,305 1.28 %

Internet Users by Region

internet-users-by-region

In 2014, nearly 75% (2.1 billion) of all internet users in the world (2.8 billion) live in the top 20 countries.
The remaining 25% (0.7 billion) is distributed among the other 178 countries, each representing less than 1% of total users.
China, the country with most users (642 million in 2014), represents nearly 22% of total, and has more users than the next three countries combined (United States, India, and Japan). Among the top 20 countries, India is the one with the lowest penetration: 19% and the highest yearly growth rate. At the opposite end of the range, United States, Germany, France, U.K., and Canada have the highest penetration: over 80% of population in these countries has an internet connection.

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