Global digital population as of July 2019
(in millions)
Worldwide digital population as of July 2019

How many people use the internet?

Over 4.33 billion people were active internet users as of July 2019, encompassing 56 percent of the global population. China, India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users.

Global internet usage

By now, a world without the internet is unimaginable. Connecting billions of people worldwide, the internet is a core pillar of the modern information society. The global online penetration rate is 57 percent, with North America and Northern Europe both ranking first with a 95 percent internet penetration rate among the population . The countries with the highest internet penetration rate worldwide are the UAE, Iceland, Norway, Qatar, Bermuda, Andorra and Aruba with a 99 percent online usage rate. At the opposite end of the spectrum is North Korea with only 0.08 percent online usage penetration among the population, ranking last worldwide. As of 2018, Asia was the region with the largest number of online users – over 2 billion at the latest count. Europe was ranked second with almost 705 million internet users.
Global digital population as of July 2019
(in millions)
Number of users in millions
Active internet users4,333
Unique mobile internet users3,937
Active social media users3,534
Active mobile social media users3,463
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Worldwide digital population as of July 2019

How many people use the internet?

Over 4.33 billion people were active internet users as of July 2019, encompassing 56 percent of the global population. China, India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users.

Global internet usage

By now, a world without the internet is unimaginable. Connecting billions of people worldwide, the internet is a core pillar of the modern information society. The global online penetration rate is 57 percent, with North America and Northern Europe both ranking first with a 95 percent internet penetration rate among the population . The countries with the highest internet penetration rate worldwide are the UAE, Iceland, Norway, Qatar, Bermuda, Andorra and Aruba with a 99 percent online usage rate. At the opposite end of the spectrum is North Korea with only 0.08 percent online usage penetration among the population, ranking last worldwide. As of 2018, Asia was the region with the largest number of online users – over 2 billion at the latest count. Europe was ranked second with almost 705 million internet users.
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