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% Reality Checks (Babies use Internet?)[edit]

Looking at some of the alleged user %'s (e.g. Bermuda over 98%) one can only conclude Bermuda has a lot of highly connected infants and toddlers. When getting population and user data you need to define A) the number of people who could REALISTICALLY use the Internet and B) the number of UNIQUE users of the Internet.

Both numbers are hard to get so when I see a number above 98% or even 96% I am HIGHLY skeptical that this % is accurately reflecting A or B.


Look I wrote what is written in official ITU report about internet users. If they are wrong then this is wrong too. Everybody knows that it's not possible to have 100% of internet users, but it's okay info to know that somewhere is good enough penetration of internet users. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.18.63.165 (talk) 12:02, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Presumably for people over 18 only — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:186:4301:20E:9DEE:E087:6180:6C03 (talk) 13:28, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

New column[edit]

Maybe someone who adds a new column with the % of connected users in those countries?

I mean, Mexico has 22 M internet users and Spain 18 M... in absolute terms, so we can think: oh, Mexico is more connected than Spain! Wrong. If you see the percentage, you'll see Mexico (105 M inhabitants) has only a 20% of internet users, whereas Spain (45 M and 20M internet users in 2007) has a near 44% of internet users.

Dear anonymous stranger, I have now added a coloumn like this. Next time you might contribute by doing it yourself, as all the needed population data are available on Wikipedia. Bosse Klykken (talk) 19:02, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

EU number 1?[edit]

Why is the EU number 1? The title of the article is "list of COUNTRIES." I'm pretty sure the EU isn't a country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.30.84.30 (talk) 19:04, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

You're absolutely right, I'm gonna modify this to have something similar to List of countries by population. 16@r (talk) 19:08, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

This page is out of date - see http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2212086/chinese-become-internet - --Dj789 (talk) 15:29, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Major frustration here. what defines a user? Is it someone that uses the Internet daily ? Or someone who uses it monthly, or annually ? The term needs a definition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.166.22.46 (talk) 06:49, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Belarus[edit]

Data on Belarus Internet access must be double-checked. I doubt that 56.3 % of population in Belarus have access to the Internet. Dstary (talk) 07:13, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

A source better than CIA Fact Book[edit]

This is much better now Sonny00 (talk) 05:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Portugal is on the list twice[edit]

Please remove whichever entry is wrong. Willy turner (talk) 19:29, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

And so is Lebanon

New Discussion[edit]

A discussion has been started at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Countries/Lists of countries which could affect the inclusion criteria and title of this and other lists of countries. Editors are invited to participate. Pfainuk talk 12:48, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Saudi Arabia dscrepancy[edit]

The table and the color map disagree violently with regard to the internet penetration in Saudi Arabia.131.225.55.98 (talk) 14:55, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

I have now corrected both Saudi-Arabia and Bosnia in the map, both of them were apparently very wrong. -GabaG (talk) 15:25, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Lists of countries[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Lists of countries has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Cybercobra (talk) 07:00, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

EU?[edit]

Why's the EU listed here? It's 27 different countries and last I checked, this article is titled List of countries by number of internet users.--Valkyrie Red (talk) 21:04, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

North Korea users[edit]

Wait. There is only 3 Internet users in North Korea? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.105.216.111 (talk) 19:41, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, seems like vandalism and the references cited don't have data for North Korea so I am going to change it.Eiad77 (talk) 02:35, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Falkland islands (malvinas)[edit]

Every human being in the falkland islands uses the internet? What source exactly says that? --189.216.156.137 (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Why are sources being mixed?[edit]

Information from Internet World Stats is used for almost all of the countries. Two exceptions appear to be China and Mexico. I am not sure why there are separate sources for China and Mexico, since Internet World Stats has data for these two countries. Wouldn't it be better to use one source for this information? Otherwise, the door is opened to using a vast array or sources which all use vastly different methodologies. Furthermore, there is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding, for example, the number of internet users in China. Using the Internet World Stats data would solve this problem. Dagojr (talk) 18:31, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

india was just recently changed from what internet world stats had, I think we should keep to a single source or at the least, cite the changes. until a citation for new numbers appears, I'm reverting the change. --71.191.173.80 (talk) 20:21, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
actually I'm going to wait to see if he puts a citation first, as GangadharD is doing the changes right now. --71.191.173.80 (talk) 20:24, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Source reliability ?[edit]

InternetWorldStats.com does not appear to me as a reliable source since it just published numbers without any way to access them or even to access the methodology to compute the number. Note that the organisation hidden behind the website is a marketing agency with no specific experience (IMHK) nor known expertise on global statistics except their "InternetWorldStats.com" site. It appears to be that this site is used by many people as a reference but could anyone provide clues on its reliability ? If not I suggest to use other numbers and sources. G.Dupont (talk) 14:58, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree. It seems that the data is good for 2008, not 2010. Someone should change those dates 09:16, 5 December 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.117.185.0 (talk)

Yes, and the source is incorrect, it is NOT from the ITU. free statistics are available here (http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/) from the ITU. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.106.157.26 (talk) 14:28, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Users in Palestine and other countries[edit]

There are just over 300 users in Palestine?I guess I know most of them!there are over 4 major companies that provide access to the internet in Palestine just for 300 users! Even in other countries the numbers don't make any sense!

and in the title it says (thousands)..so there are 300000 users in Palestine?!maybe but that would mean there are 1900000000000 users in China-more that there are people! The list needs serious work — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lexmlo (talkcontribs) 14:22, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Reversions by User:Kkm010[edit]

User:Kkm010 continues to revert this article, stating in the edit summary that I'm "juggling with the figures" and that I've failed to provide a relevant source to back up the data.

The number of Internet users is derived from this list compiled by the International Telecommunication Union showing the number of Internet users as a percentage of the population in 2010 (which is properly referenced in the article). The absolute numbers for each country are calculated using country population data from the US Census Bureau International Data Base (also properly referenced in the article).

The International Telecommunication Union is an authoritative and reliable source. The previous source for this article, "Internet World Stats", is not a reliable source and has a narrower coverage of countries. I will consult with a third party if you continue to revert the article. Pristino (talk) 14:52, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

The figure that you have put in China and India, number of users are much higher. China has close to 500 million and India has over 100 million users. While this data shows too low, secondly India has actually became third largest number of internet users.--Kkm010* ۩ ۞ 11:54, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, but the source says otherwise. The ITU is probably the most authoritative source on this matter. Pristino (talk) 14:15, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Iran user numbers[edit]

The Iran's users number is decleared as 10 million users ! while I know only in our city (Tehran) there are about 8.5 million internet users.second all of the reliable sources say otherwise, please look at : http://www.internetworldstats.com/top20.htm http://www.internetworldstats.com/middle.htm http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/rank.php 1 The first most reliable source delcraes iran users to be 36,5 million. dont you feel any difference between 10 and 36,5 million ?!!! Thus I corrected the number. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Utero-1993 (talkcontribs) 07:48, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

The UN's International Telecommunication Union is an authoritative and reliable source; much better than "www.internetworldstats.com". Please don't revert back the figure. Pristino (talk) 09:15, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: move page (move will be performed by an administrator shortly) Themeparkgc  Talk  01:46, 18 January 2012 (UTC)



List of Internet users by countryList of countries by number of Internet users – This is not a “list of Internet users”, this is a “list of countries” [sorted by the number of Internet users]. Cf. List of countries by number of broadband Internet users. Mormegil (talk) 16:36, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

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New/updated country table[edit]

At 06:54, 14 April 2012‎ 39.215.161.70 made a large number of changes to the figures in the country table/list without entering an edit summary. Many of the changes didn't seem to make sense and a number no longer matched the 2010 figures from the ITU. Rather than try to sort this out or simply revert the changes, I decided to start over and recreate the table using 2010 Internet users percentage data from the ITU and 2010 country population data from the U.S. Census Bureau or in a few cases from Wikipedia. The table is slightly reformatted: there are two Rank columns now, one for the percentage and the other for the number of Internet users; the country name is in the far left column; and there is a column for notes. The new/updated table was added a few minutes ago. Hopefully the references make it clearer how the table was created and what sources were used. At the least there are no longer any dead links. The next step is to redo the two world maps so that they are based on the same ITU and population data rather than data from Internet Worldstats and they are .svg rather than .png based. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 23:42, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't understand why you went through all that trouble. The table was perfectly fine before 39.215.161.70's vandalization. I've fixed the dead link now. Pristino (talk) 21:27, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
I went through all that trouble because the sources for the previous table even before 39.215.161.70's vandalization were not clear. They seemed to be based on what was a deadlink. I wanted to get rid of the deadlink, which I did. The deadlink ref didn't have a date, but it did show that it was accessed on 31 September 2011. The new table from the ITU that I used and that was used to replace the deadlink in the current article doesn't have a date that is more specific than 2010, but it comes from a section of the ITU web site that was updated in December 2011. The name on the deadlink ref doesn't match the name of the new table from the ITU. So it was not and still is not clear how the old figures from September 2011 were related to the newer valid link and data from the ITU. I thought my changes with more explicit references and the notes column made things clearer and I knew for sure that all of the figures matched the figures from the new ITU table. Both the old current reference [9] on the Internet users column seems to imply that the figures in that column come from the U.S. Census Bureau and the UN, when in fact the figures are calculated using data from the ITU and the census data. I think my changes made that clearer. I also thought having two rank columns and moving them next to the data columns that they applied to made it clearer what was being ranked and it was useful to rank both the percentage and the number of Internet users rather than just the number of Internet users. Did my changes do any harm? Was there something wrong with them? Why did you revert? I'm inclined to restore my changes, but I'll wait a day or two first to see what responses we get here from you or others? -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 03:57, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I haven't done a country by country caparison of my version of the table with the previous version from before 39.215.161.70's vandalization, but a spot check shows that most entries are identical. There are two differences when a country's population wasn't available from the U.S. Census Bureau database since I used figures from Wikipedia and the previous version used figures from the UN. I'd be happy to switch to figures from the UN for the missing census data cases or even for all of the countries. I have a spreadsheet that generates the table, so changes of this sort are fairly easy. My version does include roughly 15 countries or regions that aren't in the previous version. These "extra" countries are in the ITU table, but with data prior to 2010. In such cases I gave the actual year in the notes column. My version rounds to the nearest whole percentage for values 10% or larger and to one decimal place for values less than 10%. I did this mostly because I think fewer decimal places makes the table easier to read, but also because I think using percentage values with two decimal places (ten thousandths) implies more accuracy than these estimates and projections really have. But if it would be better to include more decimal places the spreadsheet makes this easy to do. Neither version rounds the number of Internet users, but I worry that these figures too imply more accuracy then really exists. For example, do we really think that there were exactly 456,238,464 Internet users in China in 2010? I think we should consider rounding the number of Internet users to the nearest 1,000 or perhaps to the nearest 100 for countries with fewer than 10,000 people. And my version is initially ordered by the percentage ranking, while the previous version is initially ordered by the number of Internet users. I did this because the table is really driven by the percentage values from the ITU. Readers can sort the table by any column, so they can view the data in any number of ways. I don't feel strongly about this and the initial ranking displayed could easily be changed. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 16:18, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Another difference is that the previous version flags 14 sub-regions or territories that aren't countries in italics and doesn't include them in the ranking. My version doesn't flag sub-regions or territories differently and includes all of the entries in the table in the rankings. This could be changed in my version without much effort, if desired. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 17:07, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

small browsers[edit]

On small-width browsers the tables are overlapping. Can someone move them so the text table and graphical tables are not next to each other? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.253.218.145 (talk) 00:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

 Done - I made a change that avoids the overlap when using narrow browser windows. The info boxes, graphs, and maps are still next to the country table, but when the window is too narrow to display both side by side, the browsers should add a scroll bar so you can window to the right and left to see everything. At least this seems to work for Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Let us know, if it doesn't work well for some other browsers. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 22:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

"internetworldstats" as source[edit]

Please don't add data from "internetworldstats"! Their data is complete crap. They don't give reliable sources and have huge errors in their database. One example is their page for Iran. They say the Iranian population increased by 10 million people from 2009 to 2010, and they state their source for some of the data is "ITU" without saying of which publication of ITU it is. But the ITU data used in the WP article clearly says something different and is mostly based on data from the Statistical Center of Iran. So the ITU data should be reliable, whereas "internetworldstats" is a site full of spam, obviously based on some kids playing with their keyboard. --92.73.29.89 (talk) 16:12, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

India[edit]

What's the issue with Indian numbers? It gets changed regularly (to put it over Japan) but I don't see any changes in the references. StasMalyga (talk) 21:35, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Yeah I wasn't careful enough to see the table is for 2010, makes sense. People who change it, please keep in mind that too. If one country has the data for 2012 and others for 2010 it loses sense, it's a huge leap and renders the table useless for comparison. Cheers. StasMalyga (talk) 22:55, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

The India numbers are completely doctored now. Penetration at 25% when source says 15,10%. I would correct it but I don't know where the population number comes from.

90.184.76.31 (talk) 23:33, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

At the end of December 2014 the official estimate from the official body in India is 24 % (302m/1270m) : http://trak.in/tags/business/2014/11/19/india-300m-internet-users-2014/. --Loup Solitaire 81 (talk) 21:12, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

New page/Update table[edit]

User 95.178.143.23 has added a new link to official figures of ITU for 2011:

Here is official ITU link to make new wiki page Internet users in world in 2011.: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/icteye/Reporting/ShowReportFrame.aspx?ReportName=/WTI/InformationTechnologyPublic&ReportFormat=HTML4.0&RP_intYear=2011&RP_intLanguageID=1&RP_bitLiveData=False

Suggestions on how to proceed? Anir1uph (talk) 11:45, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Have same page (table)like this for 2010, but with new numbers. Can be written list of internet users by country in 2011. And have links on both pages that peoples can on easy way check it, precise not searching again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.178.143.23 (talk) 14:40, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
My suggestion is to keep the 2010 figures and add the 2011 figures as two new columns. That way this article will start to give a little bit of the history of changes in the number of Internet users. Because the ITU data only gives a percentage of the population, one needs to get population figures for 2011 for each country and do a little math to come up with the count of the number of users. I have a spreadsheet that does that for 2010 and would be willing to add 2011, unless someone else really wants to do this. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 18:29, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
The 2011 ITU data already mentions both total users and users as percentage of the population. It even adds a column for number of users per 100 inhabitants. I support adding 2 new columns to this page itself. Thanks! Anir1uph (talk) 18:52, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Watch out. The ITU report talks about "Percentage of individuals using the Internet" and "Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions: Total and Per 100 inhabitants". Those are different things. This article is about the former and not the later. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 20:28, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Agree, so the populations figures would be needed. Anir1uph (talk) 21:06, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Rank-order column (1,2,3) should be static and separate[edit]

See Help:Sorting#Initial alphabetical sort versus initial sort by rank order. See the section about adding a separate, static rank column (1,2,3) next to a table. This makes the table easier to update. --Timeshifter (talk) 03:36, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

But is the goal to have a table that is easy to update or is it to have a table that has useful information? I think it is the later rather than the former. Also, because this table should be updated pretty much all at once from a single common source, maintaining a rank column isn't really very hard to do. It would seem that the guidance about rank order applies more to cases where the rows in the table are updated independently from each other from several sources at different times. That isn't the case here. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:27, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Be interesting if there was software than allowed us to just put hashtags or something in the rank column, which display as numbers. That's be easy and useful. CMD (talk) 17:57, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
See: Help:Sorting#Adding a separate, static rank column (1,2,3) next to a table. You can have easier rank ordering if you use a static rank order column. See that section about adding a separate, static rank column (1,2,3) next to a table. This makes the table easier to maintain and update, all while maintaining the table in rank order. --Timeshifter (talk) 22:24, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Have any editors complained that the table in this article is difficult to maintain because of the rank order column? For the reasons I stated above, I haven't found it hard.

It seems that there are two or perhaps three questions here. All of them have to do with ease of updating.

  1. How should the table be sorted initially? In rank order as it is now or alphabetically be country?
  2. Should the table continue to include a dynamic rank order column or should the column be removed?
  3. Should the current dynamic rank order column be replaced by a static rank order column?

For myself:

  1. I like the current initial sort by rank order. If someone wants the table in alpha order by country, it is easy enough for them to sort the table in that or other ways.
  2. I think rank order adds useful information to the table and so I'd like to keep it.
  3. I like dynamic rank order since if I sort the table into alpha order by country I still know the rank of a given country without having to sort the table into a different order. I don't know what good a static rank order is when the table is sorted into alpha order by country. Right now the rank order only applies to "official" countries and omits sub-regions and disputed territories even though there are rows in the table for those regions. Static rank order will not work for that.

I think we should be most concerned about how to make the table useful for readers and we should be less interested in how easy it is for editors to maintain the table.

--Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 23:12, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
That depends on how many people you have updating the table. I think static rank order is better for this table. It is much easier when updating a long table like this. I don't think people are that concerned about the combination of "official" countries, sub-regions, and disputed territories. Also, there are 2 data columns in this table. So static rank order is useful there too. Otherwise, only one of the data columns can be ranked. --Timeshifter (talk) 10:36, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
New data comes out from the ITU once a year, so this table will generally be updated once a year by a single person. Given the data that is provided by the ITU, country population data from another source and some math is required to generate the second column. I do that using a spreadsheet. I generate the rank order using the same spreadsheet. I generate the wiki markup using the spreadsheet too and copy and paste it into the article. Using the spreadsheet is a lot easier and less error prone than updating the table by hand. And it makes the issue of static vs. dynamic rank order columns irrelevant. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:31, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Many people, myself included, would be more interested in ranking the percentage of the population using the internet rather than just the total number in a country, sub-region, or territory. Using a separate rank column allows this to happen. --Timeshifter (talk) 10:36, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Adding a second column for ranking the percentage would provide this information and would allow someone to compare the number and percentage ranks without having to resort and remember one or the other rank. I think that that is a better solution to this particular issue. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:31, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Can your spreadsheet add that second column of ranks? The more complicated this becomes the less likely this list is to be maintained once you stop editing it.
As for finding both ranks, a separate rank column makes this easy. If someone wants to compare all they have to do is click the sort button for the column of interest. We need to discourage multiple rank columns because it makes more and more lists dependent on one person's editing. Many list pages have tables with 3 or more data columns.
I use various quicker methods to create lists. I usually put the list in the order of the source. If the source is in alphabetical order I put the list here in alphabetical order. It the source is in rank order I put the list here in rank order. I try to use the simplest method, knowing that I am not likely to maintain a list longterm. I also try to explain my tools and methods on the talk page, so that future editors can use them. Or I create a user subpage with the info, or some other page elsewhere, and I link to it. --Timeshifter (talk) 12:24, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

the problem with using data from internetworldstats[edit]

http://www.internetworldstats.com/list2.htm the problem with this site is that they heavily influenced by CIA worldfact data or other outdated sources, they look at the internet penetration by various data of the goverments and so on to use these percentage with cia population data for countries. But the cia population data and other data they use is often outdated. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html?countryName=Russia&countryCode=rs&regionCode=cas&rank=9#rs

Russia is a good example they say it has only 138 million people its obviously wrong as russias population is 143 million people even cia updated it but its still not 100% accurate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population I know that cia used to count russias population at 138 million people back then but now it changed since russians make more children now, and more immigrants come to the country. They are also other countries which are heavily over estimated by them like turkey which only has a population of 74 million people but the internetworldstats counts still 78 million. The wikipedia article who collects data from official governments should be the only one being used. It would be better using their percentage of internet penetration only with the data of population the wikipedia article provides instead of their data.--Venajaguardian (talk) 10:22, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

internetworldstats is a complete SPAM SITE! It is absolutely ridiculous that this site is used here. But this is how Wikipedia works: just google and use ANY site as source no matter what it is and everything is fine. --88.78.126.154 (talk) 22:58, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

The list?[edit]

What's the point on changing it only too 2011? I mean really? --Ty Rezac (talk) 20:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

The figures released by the ITU in 2012 cover the period through the end of 2011. When the ITU releases figures for 2012, I expect that the article will be updated. Really. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:28, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Newest Data[edit]

There data on june 2012 / need to rewrite article. http://www.internetworldstats.com/top20.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.178.138.251 (talk) 05:40, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

See the comments about internetworldstats.com above. We've been getting the figures for this article from the ITU. Also, the internetworldstats reference given only lists the top 20 countries and we need them all. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:25, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

New info from ITU for 2012.[edit]

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/icteye/Reporting/ShowReportFrame.aspx?ReportName=/BDT/DynamicReportPublic&ReportFormat=HTML4.0&RP_intLanguageID=1&RP_strCodeIDs=11624&RP_intClassID=1&RP_strCountryIDs=&RP_bitLatest=True&RP_intYearFrom=-1&RP_intYearTo=-1&RP_strGroupping=rbLatestCty_rCod_rYer_c

Some odd things which I see are: Eritrea has 6% here on wiki, but ITU says 0.8. Maybe they made mistake and should be 6.8 Precisely I don't think that it's mistake here.

Palestine info isn't visible in new infos, so should stay that from 2011 which is 41.08% (not 55 as it's written here) http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/icteye/Reporting/ShowReportFrame.aspx?ReportName=/BDT/DynamicReportPublic&ReportFormat=HTML4.0&RP_intLanguageID=1&RP_strCodeIDs=11624&RP_intClassID=0&RP_strCountryIDs=308&RP_bitLatest=True&RP_intYearFrom=-1&RP_intYearTo=-1&RP_strGroupping=rbLatestCty_rCod_rYer_c

And South Sudan doesn't have info either, but it is on list of countries.

UAE has other population info on their wiki page which is 8 million and not 4, so it should be checked. (just mentioning, but I'm sure you will find newest info about population in each country)

Taiwan too doesn't have infos. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.178.222.27 (talk) 20:11, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

It looks like the ITU spreadsheet, Percentage of Individuals using the Internet, available at http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/statistics/2013/Individuals_Internet_2000-2012.xls, has been updated to include data for 2012 as well. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:11, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

 Done. The article has been updated to use the 2012 figures from the ITU. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 02:11, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Pakistan[edit]

According to the 2012 ITU penetration number (9.96) and the population number from the US Census Bureau (193,238,868) the number of internet user in Pakistan should be 19,246,591 which is higher than the number stated in the table (18,960,037). Even further still a June 2013 report states that number of Internet users in Pakistan has crossed the 30m mark.[1][2][3] So shouldn't the number in the table be changed?. Wiki.0hlic(Talk)

  1. ^ "30m internet users in Pakistan, half on mobile: Report". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Internet Statistics". Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan.
  3. ^ "Telecom Indicators". Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
Not done. I think the figures for Pakistan in the table now are correct. The table uses data for 2012 from the ITU and from the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage penetration figure for 2012 given in the ITU spreadsheet is 9.9637. This is rounded to two decimal places for display in the ITU spreadsheet (9.96) and to one decimal place in the table (10.0). The 2012 population figure for Pakistan from the U.S. Census Bureau is 190,291,129. 193,238,868 is the figure for 2013. Doing the math (190,291,129 * .099637) gives 18,960,037 which is the figure shown in the table. We don't want to move to data from 2013 for Pakistan until we can make the same move for all of the countries shown in the table. And we don't want to mix ITU data from 2012 with population figures from 2013. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 02:52, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Internet in Belgium[edit]

This conversation started on my talk page, but I thought I'd move it here where more people might see it. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 17:44, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I saw your note with an edit to Internet in Belgium. I had looked at the spreadsheet and didn't see number of users or a way to figure the ranking for number of users. I'm curious how you got the figure. Did you cross reference that table with population data for all the countries to find the number of Internet users in each country? That sounds like a ton of work - there must be a better way. I'm wondering how you came up with the 8.6 million figure. I just ran the question on Wolfram Alpha and it gives a figure of 9.1 million also with 82%, but it doesn't explain the source of their figures so I wouldn't call it a reliable source. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, SchreiberBike talk 02:59, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

The figures in the "Internet in Belgium" article (and a lot of other "Internet in xxxx" articles) comes from the List of countries by number of Internet users article. They use data from the ITU as a common source. The ITU gives a percentage as you saw. The total population for most countries comes from figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. And the rest is simple math. It is a bit of work, but not too bad since you can get the data into a common spreadsheet using copy and paste and matching the country names from the two sources can be automated too. There are two notes, one for the population column[1] and one for the percentage column[2] in the article that try to explain what was done and some additional information on the talk page. We try to use data from a single source (the ITU) for all countries and to update the figures for all countries at the same time so that the figures will be comparable. This has the side effect of only needing to be updated once a year since the ITU data is updated once a year. And that cuts down on the work a bit.

  1. ^ Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012", Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013
  2. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
--Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 12:46, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your clear explanation. Seeing that you are using the figures for multiple countries' articles, that sounds like a good approach. SchreiberBike talk 17:32, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Please read this before updating the figures in the article:[edit]

I want to repeat the note that appears near the top of this talk page and also in an XML comment at the top of the article page in hopes that more people will see it:

--Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 16:50, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Why only removing Bangladesh? there are other countries like Pakistan, Palestine, Niue, Falkland islands, Ascension which are using figures from other source. Akib.H (talk) 17:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the article needs some work. And new, more up-to-date figures are available from the ITU. So, my thought is to update all of the figures for all of the countries. That should get this article back into sync. It may take me a few days to get around to doing this work. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 00:20, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
At 16:10 on 7 June 2015‎ User:Us441 updated the the list to use the ITU's figures for 2013, the most recent country specific data available from the ITU. In a few cases, when data for 2013 wasn't available, data from prior years was used and notes or refs were added to make it clear when this was necessary and what data was used. I'd like to thank us441 for this work. I'm sure it was a big job. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:25, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

the wrong map of russia[edit]

the wrong map of russia

where is crimea? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.237.225.85 (talk) 18:28, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

New info from ITU for 2013.[edit]

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2

It's same like on itu page, but there is no online page, just can be downloaded in excel format, so I give this online page that you don't need to download it.

Still Palestine not included and for South Sudan no data.

There is no many new internet users in some countries compared to 2012. :/

 Done. On 7 June 2015‎ User:Us441 updated the the list to use the ITU's figures for 2013. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:47, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

2014 new data[edit]

http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barjimoa (talkcontribs) 11:47, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Not done. The 2014 figures from Internet Live Stats seem to be estimates based mostly on the 2013 data from the ITU. The ITU data for 2013 is, at least in part, based on estimates that the ITU made based on prior years data from the individual countries. It seems best to stick with the official ITU data and avoid estimates that are based on estimates. On 7 June 2015‎ User:Us441 updated the the list to use the ITU's figures for 2013. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:53, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

All United Nations member states are included, except South Sudan.[edit]

This statement is wrong. I know the North Korean standpoint on the Internet, but it's still part of the UN. --2.245.198.6 (talk) 15:55, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

 Done. This got fixed on 17 May 2015‎ by User:Us441. The statement toward the top of the article now reads "All United Nations member states are included, except South Sudan and North Korea." --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:42, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Possible improvements?[edit]

After having spent most of the day working on updating this page, I have gotten to know it really well. However, here are some ideas that I feel should be discussed.

1. The data for the number of internet users is not from actual ITU estimates. Rather, they come from Wikipedians multiplying ITU estimates for penetration by population figures from another source. The penetration estimates are only 3-4 significant figures, so having the ITU estimates be precise numbers, especially in countries with large populations, seems very precise. Maybe it would be better to have internet user counts with 3-4 significant figures.

2. The term "penetration" is used to denote the percentage of population in each country using the internet. Although the meaning of the word "penetration" in this context is specified, and it is not very hard to figure out, I still believe that it might be better to do something more straightforward such as "percentage internet users" (maybe it would get too long, though.) Us441 (talk to me) (My piece) 21:18, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

On #1, I agree. I think it would be fine to round the number of Internet users to the nearest 1,000. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 22:05, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
On #2, I think using "Penetration" as the column heading as it is now is OK. As you say, it is explained toward the top of the article and other longer labels won't make a good column heading. But I don't feel strongly about this. An alternative might be "Percentage of population" which is longer, but perhaps not too long. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 22:05, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Number and percentage mismatch for Indian figures[edit]

I think there is some mismatch between total number of internet users and percentage/penetration figures. The list shows about 300.34 million users but percentage is given as 19.1% which I think is wrong or both the figures have been taken from different sources and for different years becasue 300.34 million of Indian population would be about 24-25% not 19% as the list shows. I think that needs to be updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.96.151.103 (talk) 14:51, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

New info from ITU for 2014.[edit]

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2

ITU report for 2014. on page 92. http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2015.pdf

 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.178.202.46 (talk) 11:43, 30 July 2015 (UTC) 

Name change[edit]

This article needs to be named List of countries by number of internet users. No capitol I in internet. Internet is a common noun.--Wyn.junior (talk) 19:38, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Remove recent changes[edit]

Is it possible that someone undo these changes for Bangladesh, Serbia and similar things. It's not from 2013. and it's not from 2014. which you have link here.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2

ITU report for 2014. on page 92. http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2015.pdf

For 2015. it will be in July or August this year.

Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.178.147.235 (talk) 11:36, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Indonesia[edit]

Hello. Someone removed Indonesia from table during last changes. It would be best to make table for 2014. or to leave 2013. table, so undo all changes. This now is a mess. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.45.197.173 (talk) 09:33, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

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Infos for 2014. year from ITU[edit]

I compared this web page % of internet users with official ITU % of internet users per country and it's same. So on this page you can see full correct info for 2014.

http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country/2014/

For 2015. still is just estimate, so we wait till July. So if anyone has free time to update these numbers in table on this page from 2014. would be great. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.244.211.74 (talk) 08:22, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

http://www.internetlivestats.com/[edit]

What do you think about http://www.internetlivestats.com/ as source? Dawid2009 (talk) 11:49, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

It's okay for just 2014. Those 2015 and 2016. is estimate, so it's not correct number. When they make ITU numbers for 2015. someone can update this topic. (will not be estimate) Useless would be to make for 2014. when in max 1 month will come 2015. stats. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.45.201.200 (talk) 11:27, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Official infos for 2015. year from ITU[edit]

Here is official report for 2015. from ITU. Page 98. http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2016.pdf

Now is updated world bank page too. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2 They rounded numbers.

Maybe internetlivestats will update their 2015. estimate page now with official infos.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.45.140.178 (talk) 11:27, 16 September 2016 (UTC) 

Kosovo?[edit]

Kosovo has one of the best internet connectivity in the world. Why is it not included in any of the lists? http://www.internetworldstats.com/top25.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.99.31.143 (talk) 05:24, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Kosovo isn't ITU member, precisely there is no official info from ITU about Kosovo internet users.

Internet users in 2015. official info from ITU[edit]

I made table of new info from ITU for 2015. Internet % are from ITU report.
Population numbers are from this web page: List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations) and it's same data as World Bank population data for 2015.
Don't know what to do with Taiwan and similar nations which don't have info from 2015. I wrote from which year it is near number of internet users. Maybe that it's in note?

Only thing which I didn't make in table is ranking by %. It's too much work, so if anyone wants to make that feel free to do it. Don't know how to make these notes about sources, so any help is good. Text in paragraphs before China and after Ascension.

When you do that you can copy table to main page. Link to internet users % on World bank: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2

Or ITU report page 96: www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2016.pdf

List[edit]

Country or area Internet
users
Rank Percentage Rank
 China 692,152,618 1 50.30% 90
 India 340,873,137 2 26.00% 127
 United States 239,882,242 3 74.55% 40
 Brazil 122,796,320 4 59.08% 71
 Japan 118,131,030 5 93.33% 9
 Russia 105,311,724 6 73.41% 43
 Nigeria 86,436,611 7 47.44% 96
 Mexico 72,945,992 8 57.43% 74
 GermanyEuropean Union 70,675,097 9 87.59% 21
 United KingdomEuropean Union 59,538,545 10 92.00% 13
 Indonesia 56,612,527 11 21.98% 135
 FranceEuropean Union 54,536,418 12 84.69% 25
 Vietnam 49,265,575 13 52.72% 84
 South Korea 45,213,802 14 89.90% 16
 Turkey 42,275,017 15 53.74% 82
 Philippines 40,984,654 16 40.70% 111
 ItalyEuropean Union 39,209,342 17 65.57% 60
 SpainEuropean Union 36,293,165 18 78.69% 34
 Iran 34,871,367 19 44.08% 103
 Pakistan 34,006,477 20 18.00% 151
 Egypt 32,851,402 21 35.90% 116
 Canada 31,796,053 22 88.47% 17
 Argentina 30,131,228 23 69.40% 54
 South Africa 28,291,419 24 51.92% 87
 Colombia 26,959,845 25 55.90% 78
 Thailand 26,721,620 26 39.32% 113
 PolandEuropean Union 26,256,020 27 68.00% 57
 Bangladesh 23,183,372 28 14.40% 161
 Ukraine 22,080,187 29 49.26% 93
 Saudi Arabia 21,958,407 30 69.62% 53
 Malaysia 21,553,214 31 71.06% 50
 Kenya 21,008,148 32 45.62% 98
 Australia 20,268,164 33 84.56% 26
 Morocco 19,622,683 34 57.08% 76
 Venezuela 19,246,571 35 61.87% 69
 Taiwan 18,639,773 36 80.00% year 2013 -
 NetherlandsEuropean Union 15,757,109 37 93.10% 10
 Algeria 15,152,610 38 38.20% 114
 Kazakhstan 12,843,502 39 72.87% 45
 Peru 12,833,058 40 40.90% 110
 Uzbekistan 12,794,413 41 42.80% 106
 Myanmar 11,749,580 42 21.80% 136
 Chile 11,538,860 43 64.29% 66
 Ethiopia 11,529,327 44 11.60% 167
 RomaniaEuropean Union 10,879,514 45 55.76% 79
 Sudan 10,706,502 46 26.61% 126
 BelgiumEuropean Union 9,609,963 47 85.05% 22
 SwedenEuropean Union 8,861,138 48 90.61% 15
 Czech RepublicEuropean Union 8,571,610 49 81.30% 30
 United Arab Emirates 8,354,813 50 91.24% 14
 Ecuador 7,901,051 51 48.94% 94
 Azerbaijan 7,510,555 52 77.00% 36
 Uganda 7,502,024 53 19.22% 146
 GreeceEuropean Union 7,322,066 54 66.84% 59
  Switzerland 7,300,334 55 87.97% 20
 HungaryEuropean Union 7,177,413 56 72.83% 46
 AustriaEuropean Union 7,171,471 57 83.93% 27
 PortugalEuropean Union 7,103,070 58 68.63% 56
 Yemen 6,734,886 59 25.10% 130
 Ghana 6,435,843 60 23.48% 132
 Israel 6,361,718 61 78.89% 33
 Iraq 6,272,109 62 17.22% 155
 Sri Lanka 6,212,431 63 29.99% 121
 Hong Kong 6,191,142 64 84.95% 24
 Belarus 5,909,252 65 62.23% 68
 Serbia 5,781,457 66 65.32% 61
 Syria 5,547,023 67 29.98% 122
 Dominican Republic 5,467,393 68 51.93% 86
 DenmarkEuropean Union 5,461,026 69 96.33% 6
 Tunisia 5,460,224 70 48.52% 95
 FinlandEuropean Union 5,098,953 71 92.65% 12
 Norway 5,044,737 72 96.81% 4
   Nepal 5,012,708 73 17.58% 154
 Bolivia 4,836,842 74 45.10% 100
 Cameroon 4,827,576 75 20.68% 142
 Ivory Coast 4,767,327 76 21.00% 140
 SlovakiaEuropean Union 4,613,404 77 85.02% 23
 Singapore 4,600,670 78 82.10% 28
 Guatemala 4,428,925 79 27.10% 124
 Lebanon 4,329,550 80 74.00% 42
 Jordan 4,055,488 81 53.40% 83
 BulgariaEuropean Union 4,051,069 82 56.66% 77
 New Zealand 3,995,066 83 88.22% 19
 IrelandEuropean Union 3,756,398 84 80.12% 31
 Cuba 3,543,293 85 31.11% 118
 Zambia 3,404,471 86 21.00% 141
 Oman 3,330,634 87 74.17% 41
 Senegal 3,281,539 88 21.69% 137
 Kuwait 3,194,648 89 82.08% 29
 Angola 3,102,725 90 12.40% 164
 Cambodia 2,959,801 91 19.00% 148
 CroatiaEuropean Union 2,959,741 92 69.80% 52
 Paraguay 2,946,443 93 44.38% 102
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,936,139 94 3.80% 185
 Puerto Rico 2,927,069 95 79.47% 39
 Costa Rica 2,873,171 96 59.76% 70
 Tanzania 2,866,014 97 5.36% 180
 Afghanistan 2,686,694 98 8.26% 173
 Palestinian Authority 2,680,633 99 57.42% 75
 Zimbabwe 2,552,610 100 16.36% 157
 Mozambique 2,518,008 101 9.00% 172
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,479,437 102 65.07% 63
 Uruguay 2,216,784 103 64.60% 64
 South Sudan 2,212,528 104 17.93% 153
 Rwanda 2,089,740 105 18.00% 152
 Qatar 2,076,198 106 92.88% 11
 Burkina Faso 2,062,224 107 11.39% 168
 LithuaniaEuropean Union 2,054,605 108 71.38% 48
 Moldova 2,027,938 109 49.84% 92
 Panama 2,012,113 110 51.21% 89
 Mali 1,819,808 111 10.34% 169
 Georgia 1,806,315 112 45.16% 99
 Kyrgyzstan 1,796,838 113 30.25% 120
 Armenia 1,757,817 114 58.25% 72
 Albania 1,740,904 115 63.25% 67
 El Salvador 1,649,276 116 26.92% 125
 Honduras 1,644,082 117 20.36% 143
 Tajikistan 1,609,856 118 18.98% 149
 Malawi 1,601,017 119 9.30% 171
 LatviaEuropean Union 1,560,638 120 79.20% 32
 SloveniaEuropean Union 1,511,361 121 73.10% 44
 Macedonia 1,462,815 122 70.38% 51
 Haiti 1,306,750 123 12.20% 165
 Bahrain 1,287,441 124 93.48% 7
 Laos 1,237,968 125 18.20% 150
 Jamaica 1,206,162 126 43.18% 104
 Nicaragua 1,198,160 127 19.70% 144
 Libya 1,194,159 128 19.02% 147
 EstoniaEuropean Union 1,160,432 129 88.41% 18
 Madagascar 1,010,616 130 4.17% 184
 Trinidad and Tobago 941,181 131 69.20% 55
 CyprusEuropean Union 835,753 132 71.72% 47
 Turkmenistan 806,025 133 15.00% 160
 Benin 738,740 134 6.79% 178
 Mauritius 638,388 135 50.14% 91
 Mongolia 634,438 136 21.44% 138
 Botswana 622,183 137 27.50% 123
 Mauritania 618,270 138 15.20% 159
 Papua New Guinea 601,926 139 7.90% 174
 Guinea 592,604 140 4.70% 182
 LuxembourgEuropean Union 551,968 141 97.33% 2
 Namibia 548,565 142 22.31% 134
 Burundi 544,413 143 4.87% 181
 Togo 520,086 144 7.12% 177
 Macau 455,982 145 77.60% -
 Niger 441,760 146 2.22% 189
 Fiji 413,331 147 46.33% 97
 Gabon 405,443 148 23.50% 131
 Montenegro 404,004 149 64.56% 65
 Swaziland 390,981 150 30.38% 119
 Chad 379,011 151 2.70% 187
 Republic of the Congo 352,069 152 7.62% 175
 Lesotho 343,098 153 16.07% 158
 The Gambia 340,846 154 17.12% 156
 Iceland 323,495 155 98.20% 1
 MaltaEuropean Union 318,943 156 76.18% 37
 Bhutan 308,382 157 39.80% 112
 The Bahamas 302,654 158 78.00% 35
 Brunei 301,310 159 71.20% 49
 Guyana 293,026 160 38.20% 115
 Liberia 265,703 161 5.90% 179
 Suriname 232,176 162 42.76% 107
 Cabo Verde 223,920 163 43.02% 105
 Central African Republic 223,452 164 4.56% 183
 Barbados 216,316 165 76.11% 38
 Maldives 198,048 166 54.46% 80
 New Caledonia 194,707 167 74.00% -
 Somalia 189,853 168 1.76% 190
 French Polynesia 182,552 169 64.56% -
 Equatorial Guinea 180,166 170 21.32% 139
 Sierra Leone 161,330 171 2.50% 188
 Timor Leste 158,758 172 13.40% 162
 Belize 149,427 173 41.59% 109
 Guam 124,254 174 73.14% -
 Djibouti 105,833 175 11.92% 166
 Saint Lucia 96,847 176 52.35% 85
 Aruba 92,108 177 88.66% -
 Andorra 68,295 178 96.91% 3
 Guinea-Bissau 65,289 179 3.54% 186
 Bermuda 60,962 180 98.32% -
 Antigua and Barbuda 59,865 181 65.20% 62
 Vanuatu 59,150 182 22.35% 133
 Comoros 58,820 183 7.46% 176
 Solomon Islands 58,359 184 10.00% 170
 U.S. Virgin Islands 58,279 185 54.83% -
 Grenada 57,482 186 53.81% 81
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 56,668 187 51.77% 88
 Eritrea 56,460 188 1.08% 191
 Seychelles 56,068 189 58.12% 73
 São Tomé and Príncipe 49,147 190 25.82% 128
 Dominica 49,132 191 67.60% 58
 Samoa 49,099 192 25.41% 129
 Tonga 47,776 193 45.00% 101
 Cayman Islands 46,174 194 77.00% -
 Faroe Islands 45,403 195 94.20% -
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 42,068 196 75.70% 39
 Jersey 38,958 - 41.03% year 2012 -
 Greenland 37,982 197 67.60% -
 Liechtenstein 36,270 198 96.64% 5
 Monaco 35,226 199 93.36% 8
 Micronesia, Federated States of 32,905 200 31.50% 117
 Gibraltar 18,878 - 65.02% year 2012 -
 San Marino 16,484 201 54.21% year 2009. -
 Kiribati 14,615 202 13.00% 163
 British Virgin Islands 14,456 203 37.60% year 2012 -
 Marshall Islands 10,217 204 19.28% 145
 Anguilla 10,209 205 64.80% year 2013 -
 Tuvalu 4,234 206 42.70% 108
 Saint Helena 2,906 - 37.6% year 2012 -
 Falkland Islands 2,842 - 96.9% year 2013 -
 Montserrat 2,833 207 54.60% year 2013 -
 Wallis and Futuna 1,383 - 8.95% year 2012 -
 Niue 1,034 208 86.90% year 2013 -
 Ascension 361 - 41.0% year 2012 -

Internet users in 2016. official info from ITU[edit]

I made table of new info from ITU for 2016.
Internet % are from ITU report in excel.
Population numbers for 2016. are from this web page: List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations).

List[edit]

Country or area Internet
users
Rank Percentage Rank
 China 746,662,194 1 53.20% 109
 India 391,292,635 2 29.55% 143
 United States 245,436,423 3 76.18% 54
 Brazil 123,927,230 4 59.68% 90
 Japan 117,528,631 5 92.00% 15
 Russia 110,003,284 6 76.41% 53
 Mexico 75,937,568 7 59.54% 92
 Germany 73,436,503 8 89.65% 20
 Indonesia 66,244,991 9 25.37% 157
 United Kingdom 62,354,410 10 94.78% 11
 Philippines 57,342,723 11 55.50% 101
 France 55,413,854 12 85.62% 29
 Nigeria 47,743,541 13 25.67% 153
 South Korea 47,094,267 14 92.72% 14
 Turkey 46,395,500 15 58.35% 95
 Vietnam 43,974,618 16 46.50% 120
 Iran 42,731,675 17 53.23% 107
 Egypt 37,519,531 18 39.21% 130
 Spain 37,337,607 19 80.56% 35
 Italy 36,442,438 20 61.32% 86
 Thailand 32,710,169 21 47.50% 116
 Canada 32,602,776 22 89.84% 19
 Argentina 30,758,972 23 70.15% 70
 South Africa 30,248,355 24 54.00% 106
 Pakistan 29,965,859 25 15.51% 179
 Bangladesh 29,738,660 26 18.25% 175
 Colombia 28,287,098 27 58.14% 97
 Poland 28,018,492 28 73.30% 62
 Malaysia 24,572,446 29 78.79% 45
 Saudi Arabia 23,803,319 30 73.75% 61
 Ukraine 23,321,390 31 52.48% 110
 Australia 21,288,648 32 88.24% 23
 Morocco 20,555,783 33 58.27% 96
 Venezuela 18,940,907 34 60.00% 88
 Taiwan 18,786,473 35 79.75% 41
 Algeria 17,440,299 36 42.95% 126
 Ethiopia 15,739,371 37 15.37% 180
 Netherlands 15,358,245 38 90.41% 18
 Uzbekistan 14,713,955 39 46.79% 117
 Peru 14,444,387 40 45.46% 122
 Kazakhstan 13,814,581 41 76.80% 51
 Myanmar 13,258,325 42 25.07% 159
 Kenya 12,600,007 43 26.00% 152
 Chile 11,822,229 44 66.01% 82
 Romania 11,767,959 45 59.50% 93
 Sudan 11,082,072 46 28.00% 147
 Belgium 9,827,270 47 86.52% 28
 Ghana 9,779,273 48 34.67% 134
 Uganda 9,077,567 49 21.88% 167
 Sweden 9,002,326 50 91.51% 16
 Ecuador 8,857,767 51 54.06% 104
 United Arab Emirates 8,398,268 52 90.60% 17
 Czech Republic 8,115,252 53 76.48% 52
 Iraq 7,898,106 54 21.23% 169
 Hungary 7,730,451 55 79.26% 43
 Greece 7,726,829 56 69.09% 74
 Azerbaijan 7,605,244 57 78.20% 47
  Switzerland 7,511,995 58 89.41% 21
 Austria 7,346,074 59 84.32% 30
 Portugal 7,303,699 60 70.42% 69
 Tanzania 7,224,386 61 13.00% 184
 Yemen 6,780,200 62 24.58% 161
 Belarus 6,741,258 63 71.11% 67
 Sri Lanka 6,665,916 64 32.05% 138
 Israel 6,535,440 65 79.78% 40
 Dominican Republic 6,530,903 66 61.33% 85
 Hong Kong 6,375,381 67 87.30% 25
 Ivory Coast 6,286,527 68 26.53% 151
 Serbia 5,914,748 69 67.06% 77
 Jordan 5,890,965 70 62.30% 83
 Syria 5,873,785 71 31.87% 139
 Cameroon 5,859,797 72 25.00% 160
 Tunisia 5,801,972 73 50.88% 112
 Guatemala 5,722,610 74 34.51% 135
   Nepal 5,706,708 75 19.69% 173
 Denmark 5,538,800 76 96.97% 8
 Norway 5,112,817 77 97.30% 7
 Mozambique 5,050,924 78 17.52% 178
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4,889,515 79 6.21% 200
 Finland 4,826,246 80 87.70% 24
 Lebanon 4,571,675 81 76.11% 55
 Singapore 4,554,189 82 81.00% 34
 Cuba 4,449,238 83 38.77% 131
 Slovakia 4,381,507 84 80.48% 36
 Bolivia 4,322,489 85 39.70% 129
 Bulgaria 4,266,773 86 59.83% 89
 Zambia 4,232,464 87 25.51% 156
 New Zealand 4,123,439 88 88.47% 22
 Cambodia 4,030,438 89 25.57% 155
 Senegal 3,954,620 90 25.66% 154
 Ireland 3,883,418 91 82.17% 31
 Angola 3,745,750 92 13.00% 185
 Zimbabwe 3,733,964 93 23.12% 165
 Afghanistan 3,673,539 94 10.6% 192
 Paraguay 3,453,445 95 51.35% 111
 Costa Rica 3,207,258 96 66.03% 81
 Kuwait 3,176,010 97 78.37% 46
 Oman 3,089,369 98 69.82% 72
 Croatia 3,063,044 99 72.70% 65
 Puerto Rico 2,946,059 100 80.32% 37
 Palestinian Authority 2,930,953 101 61.18% 87
 Moldova 2,882,322 102 71.00% 68
 Honduras 2,733,860 103 30.00% 141
 Burkina Faso 2,603,042 104 13.96% 181
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,438,208 105 69.33% 73
 Qatar 2,423,068 106 94.29% 12
 Rwanda 2,383,501 107 20.00% 172
 Uruguay 2,286,820 108 66.40% 79
 Panama 2,178,424 109 54.00% 105
 Lithuania 2,163,155 110 74.38% 59
 Kyrgyzstan 2,054,728 111 34.50% 136
 Mali 1,999,226 112 11.11% 190
 Georgia 1,962,702 113 50.00% 113
 Albania 1,941,925 114 66.36% 80
 El Salvador 1,839,969 115 29.00% 145
 Armenia 1,813,386 116 62.00% 84
 Tajikistan 1,788,044 117 20.47% 170
 Malawi 1,738,600 118 9.61% 194
 Latvia 1,574,256 119 79.89% 39
 Slovenia 1,568,786 120 75.50% 57
 Nicaragua 1,511,037 121 24.57% 162
 Macedonia 1,501,798 122 72.16% 66
 Laos 1,478,051 123 21.87% 168
 Bahrain 1,396,668 124 98.00% 3
 Haiti 1,326,629 125 12.23% 186
 Benin 1,303,589 126 11.99% 187
 Jamaica 1,296,610 127 45.00% 124
 Libya 1,275,642 128 20.27% 171
 Guinea 1,214,801 129 9.80% 193
 Madagascar 1,172,533 130 4.71% 203
 Estonia 1,144,974 131 87.24% 26
 Turkmenistan 1,018,691 132 17.99% 177
 Trinidad and Tobago 1,000,517 133 73.30% 63
 Gabon 951,287 134 48.05% 115
 Niger 893,073 135 4.32% 204
 Cyprus 888,125 136 75.90% 56
 Botswana 885,702 137 27.50% 149
 Sierra Leone 870,532 138 11.77% 188
 Togo 860,280 139 11.31% 189
 South Sudan 819,459 140 6.70% 199
 Papua New Guinea 776,159 141 9.60% 195
 Mauritania 774,183 142 18.00% 176
 Namibia 769,455 143 31.03% 140
 Chad 722,627 144 5.00% 202
 Mongolia 674,201 145 22.27% 166
 Mauritius 671,833 146 53.23% 108
 Lesotho 602,965 147 27.36% 150
 Luxembourg 561,295 148 97.49% 6
 Burundi 544,097 149 5.17% 201
 Macau 499,773 150 81.64% 32
 Montenegro 439,276 151 69.88% 71
 Fiji 418,013 152 46.51% 119
 Republic of the Congo 416,217 153 8.12% 196
 Swaziland 383,723 154 28.57% 146
 The Gambia 377,123 155 18.50% 174
 Liberia 337,732 156 7.32% 198
 Bhutan 333,226 157 41.77% 127
 Malta 331,853 158 77.29% 48
 Iceland 326,622 159 98.24% 1
 Timor Leste 320,339 160 25.25% 158
 Brunei 317,397 161 75.00% 58
 The Bahamas 312,986 162 80.00% 38
 Equatorial Guinea 290,470 163 23.78% 164
 Guyana 275,760 164 35.66% 133
 Somalia 269,178 165 1.88% 207
 Cabo Verde 259,906 166 48.17% 114
 Suriname 253,499 167 45.40% 123
 Maldives 252,761 168 59.09% 94
 Barbados 226,715 169 79.55% 42
 New Caledonia 194,707 170 74.00% year 2015 60
 French Polynesia 191,774 171 68.44% 76
 Central African Republic 183,785 172 4.00% 205
 Belize 163,588 173 44.58% 125
 Guam 125,446 174 77.01% 49
 Djibouti 123,728 175 13.13% 183
 Aruba 98,051 176 93.54% 13
 Saint Lucia 83,186 177 46.73% 118
 Andorra 75,681 178 97.93 % 5
 Antigua and Barbuda 73,702 179 73.00% 64
 Guinea-Bissau 68,270 180 3.76% 206
 Solomon Islands 65,936 181 11.00% 191
 Vanuatu 64,896 182 24.00% 163
 Comoros 63,170 183 7.94% 197
 U.S. Virgin Islands 62,539 184 59.61% 91
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 60,929 185 55.57% 100
 Bermuda 60,432 186 98.00% 4
 Grenada 59,947 187 55.86% 99
 Eritrea 58,465 188 1.18% 208
 Samoa 57,386 189 29.41% 144
 São Tomé and Príncipe 55,974 190 28.00% 148
 Seychelles 53,248 191 56.51% 98
 Dominica 49,296 192 67.03% 78
 Cayman Islands 48,004 193 79.00% 44
 Faroe Islands 46,715 194 95.11% 10
 Tonga 42,795 195 39.95% 128
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 42,113 196 76.82% 50
 Jersey 38,958 197 41.03% year 2012 -
 Greenland 38,642 198 68.50% 75
 Liechtenstein 36,946 199 98.09% 2
 Monaco 36,654 200 95.21% 9
 Micronesia, Federated States of 34,996 201 33.35% 137
 Gibraltar 32,494 202 94.44% -
 San Marino 16,484 203 54.21% year 2009 103
 Marshall Islands 15,808 204 29.79% 142
 Kiribati 15,672 205 13.70% 182
 British Virgin Islands 14,456 206 37.60% year 2012 132
 Anguilla 12,043 207 81.57% 33
 Tuvalu 5,106 208 46.01% 121
 Saint Helena 2,906 209 37.6% year 2012 -
 Falkland Islands 2,881 210 99.02% -
 Montserrat 2,833 211 54.60% year 2013 102
 Wallis and Futuna 1,383 212 8.95% year 2012 -
 Niue 1,034 213 86.90% year 2013 27
 Ascension 361 214 41.0% year 2012 -

Wikipedia vs Worldbank internet percentages[edit]

I collected internet usage percentages via WorldBank API from 2016 and compared with this page. Many counts are close between these two sources, but there are exceptions. If you're interested, the comparison is in this Excel file.

Some of the outliers, at both extremes:

CountryWikipediaWorld BankWp:WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina5846531323126.7%
Serbia59147482521887125.0%
Moldova28823222521887114.3%
...
Gambia26362737712369.9%
Congo Dem.Rep.1661161488951534.0%
Myanmar662008132583255.0%

Erik Zachte (talk) 17:05, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Only what I see as difference is that Bosnia is huge difference in %, others are just rounded numbers. If you look on number of users then it could be difference, because I made by wiki population page and itu %, so if WB has different population stats it is different here. Anyway soon will be published new ITU stats for 2017., so will need to make new table. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.201.224.23 (talk) 09:33, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Inaccuracies[edit]

Iceland is over 98%. Seeing this, I assumed the data must be for people over 18 years old (or some other minimum age). Because obviously, babies can't use the internet... The ITU must set a minimum age when getting internet penetration data from somebody, right?

So... if that theory (of the data only being from people over 18) was correct, and it seems logical: then it's established that the total number of internet users is defined, on this page, by multiplying the percent that use internet in a country by that of the country's population... and a country's population include babies, small children, etc. Perhaps the total number of internet users should be multiplying the % of ppl using internet by the population of citizens *over 18*, rather than just the total population. And then, also clarifying these numbers are for people over 18 only...

Can someone check through the source to see if the data is set to a minimum age like 18? Because it wouldn't make sense that 2 year olds in Iceland go on the internet... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:186:4301:20E:9DEE:E087:6180:6C03 (talk) 13:49, 19 August 2018 (UTC)