Global internet access rate 2005-2019

In 2019, it is estimated that 86.9 percent of people living in developed countries used the internet, compared to 47 percent of individuals living in developing markets. The global online access rate was 53.6 percent.

Percentage of global population accessing the internet from 2005 to 2019, by market maturity

DevelopedDevelopingWorldLDCs
2019*86.6%47%53.6%19.1%
201884.9%44.7%51.4%17.6%
201781.9%42.4%49%16.1%
201681%37.4%44.8%14.3%
201576.8%34.2%41.5%12.4%
201475.8%31.5%39.1%10.8%
201373.8%29.3%37%9.3%
201272%26.8%34.8%8.1%
201167.6%24.1%31.8%6.6%
201066.5%21.1%29.3%5.5%
200962.9%17.6%25.8%4.3%
200861.3%14.6%23.1%3.1%
200759%11.9%20.6%2%
200655.1%9.6%18.4%1.6%
200552.8%8.1%16.8%1.4%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Supplementary notes

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