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TOP 50 COUNTRIES WITH THE
HIGHEST INTERNET PENETRATION RATE
( OVER 65 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION USING THE INTERNET)

TOP 50 COUNTRIES WITH THE
HIGHEST INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

#

Country or Region

Penetration
(% Population)

Country
Literacy

Internet Users
Latest Data

Population
( 2011 Est. )

Latest Data
Source

1

Iceland

97.8 %

99.0 %

304,129

311,058

ITU - Dec/11

2

Norway

97.2 %

99.0 %

4,560,572

4,691,849

ITU - Dec/11

3

Sweden

92.9 %

99.0 %

8,441,718

9,088,728

ITU - Dec/11

4

Falkland Islands

92.4 %

99.0 %

2,900

3,140

ITU - Dec/11

5

Luxembourg

91.4 %

99.0 %

459,833

503,302

ITU - Dec/11

6

Greenland

90.2 %

100.0 %

52,000

57,670

ITU - Mar/08

7

Australia

89.8 %

99.0 %

19,554,832

21,766,711

IWS - Dec/11

8

Netherlands

89.5 %

99.0 %

15,071,191

16,847,007

ITU - Dec/11

9

Denmark

89.0 %

99.0 %

4,923,824

5,529,888

ITU - Dec/11

10

Finland

88.6 %

99.0 %

4,661,265

5,259,250

ITU - Dec/11

11

Saint Lucia

88.5 %

94.8 %

142,900

161,557

ITU - Jun/10

12

New Zealand

84.5 %

99.0 %

3,625,553

4,290,347

ITU - Dec/11

13

Switzerland

84.2 %

99.0 %

6,430,363

7,639,961

ITU - Dec/11

14

United Kingdom

84.1 %

99.0 %

52,731,209

62,698,362

ITU - Dec/11

15

Niue

83.9 %

99.0 %

1,100

1,311

ITU - Jun/10

16

Germany

82.7 %

99.0 %

67,364,898

81,471,834

ITU - Dec/11

17

Korea, South

82.7 %

99.0 %

40,329,660

48,754,657

ITU - Dec/11

18

Liechtenstein

81.8 %

99.0 %

28,826

35,236

ITU - Dec/11

19

Canada

81.6 %

99.0 %

27,757,540

34,030,589

ITU - Dec/11

20

Belgium

81.4 %

99.0 %

8,489,901

10,431,477

ITU - Dec/11

21

Andorra

81.0 %

100.0 %

68,740

84,825

ITU - Dec/11

22

Antigua & Barbuda

80.8 %

99.0 %

70,968

87,884

ITU - Dec/11

23

Japan

80.0 %

99.0 %

101,228,736

126,475,664

ITU - Dec/11

24

Bermuda

79.6 %

98.0 %

54,687

68,679

ITU - Dec/11

25

Brunei Darussulam

79.4 %

93.4 %

318,900

401,890

ITU - Jun/10

26

Slovak Republic

79.2 %

99.6 %

4,337,868

5,477,038

ITU - Dec/11

27

United States

78.3 %

99.0 %

245,203,319

313,232,044

ITU - Dec/11

28

Estonia

77.5 %

99.8 %

993,785

1,282,963

ITU - Dec/11

29

France

77.2 %

99.0 %

50,290,226

65,102,719

ITU - Dec/11

30

Singapore

77.2 %

94.7 %

3,658,400

4,740,737

ITU - Jun/10

31

Faroe Islands

76.1 %

99.0 %

37,500

49,267

ITU - Nov/08

32

Monaco

75.3 %

99.0 %

23,000

30,539

ITU - Jun/10

33

Austria

74.8 %

99.0 %

6,143,600

8,217,280

ITU - Jun/10

34

Guernsey & Alderney

74.2 %

n/a

48,300

65,068

ITU - Jun/10

35

Saint Vincent and...

73.2 %

88.1 %

76,000

103,869

ITU - Jun/10

36

Cayman Islands

72.2 %

98.0 %

37,112

51,384

ITU - Dec/11

37

Slovenia

71.0 %

99.7 %

1,420,776

2,000,092

ITU - Dec/11

38

Czeck Republic

70.9 %

99.0 %

7,220,732

10,190,213

ITU - Dec/11

39

UAE

70.9 %

90.0 %

5,859,118

8,264,070

ITU - Dec/11

40

Israel

70.4 %

97.1 %

5,263,146

7,473,052

TNS - May/08

41

Taiwan

70.0 %

96.1 %

16,147,000

23,071,779

CIA - Mar/11

42

Latvia

69.9 %

99.8 %

1,540,859

2,204,708

ITU - Dec/11

43

Gibraltar

69.8 %

n/a

20,200

28,956

ITU - Dec/11

44

Qatar

69.0 %

94.7 %

1,213,567

1,759,227

ITU - Dec/11

45

Hong Kong

68.7 %

94.6 %

4,894,913

7,122,508

ITU - Dec/11

46

Argentina

67.0 %

97.7 %

28,000,000

41,769,726

ITU - Dec/11

47

Barbados

66.9 %

99.7 %

191,878

286,705

ITU - Dec/11

48

Ireland

66.8 %

99.0 %

3,122,358

4,670,976

ITU - Dec/11

49

Spain

65.6 %

97.7 %

30,654,678

46,754,784

ITU - Dec/11

50

Hungary

65.3 %

99.4 %

6,516,627

9,976,062

ITU - Dec/11

TOP 50 in Penetration

78.6 %

98.0 %

789,591,207

1,004,618,642

IWS - Mar/12

Rest of the World

25.0 %

n/a

1,490,118,422

5,962,508,153

IWS - Mar/12

World Total Users

32.7 %

83.7 %

2,279,709,629

6,967,126,795

IWS - Mar/12

NOTES: (1) Internet Top Penetration Rate Statistics were updated for December 31, 2011. (2) CLICK on each country name for more detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the US Census Bureau and local census agencies. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, local Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) Literacy rates come from the Unesco Institute for Statistics. (6) For definitions, disclaimers, and navigation help, please refer to the Site Surfing Guide. (7) Information in this site may be cited, giving the due credit to www.internetworldstats.com. Copyright © 2001 - 2012, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.

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