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INTERNET USAGE STATISTICS
The Internet Big Picture

World Internet Users and 2021 Population Stats

WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS
2021 Year-Q1 Estimates

World Regions

Population
( 2021 Est.)

Population
% of World

Internet Users
31 Dec 2020

Penetration
Rate (% Pop.)

Growth
2000-2021

Internet
World %

Africa

1,373,486,514

17.4 %

590,296,163

43.0 %

12,975 %

11.7 %

Asia

4,327,333,821

54.9 %

2,707,088,121

62.6 %

2,268 %

53.6 %

Europe

835,817,917

10.6 %

728,321,919

87.1 %

593 %

14.4 %

Latin America / Caribbean

659,743,522

8.4 %

477,869,138

72.4 %

2,544 %

9.4 %

Middle East

265,587,661

3.4 %

188,132,198

70.8 %

5,627 %

3.7 %

North America

370,322,393

4.7 %

332,919,495

89.9 %

208 %

6.6 %

Oceania / Australia

43,473,756

0.6 %

29,284,688

67.4 %

284 %

0.6 %

WORLD TOTAL

7,875,765,584

100.0 %

5,053,911,722

64.2 %

1,300 %

100.0 %

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and World Population Statistics estimates are for December 31, 2020. (2) CLICK on each world region name for detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the United Nations Population Division. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, by local ICT Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) For definitions, navigation help and disclaimers, please refer to the Website Surfing Guide. (6) The information from this website may be cited, giving the due credit and placing a link back to www.internetworldstats.com. Copyright © 2021, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


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More Internet Information Sources and Usage Statistics

  • Internet
    Internet description from Wikipedia, history, creation, growth, structure, uses and other basic data.

  • Web Browser Statistics
    Statistics and trends for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, UC Browser (USWeb), Opera and IE.

  • ICANN
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as ICANN, is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It also ensures that each domain name maps to the correct IP address. ICANN is also responsible for accrediting the domain name registrars.

  • RIPE NCC One of the four Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and co-ordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally.

  • APNIC
    One of the four Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) APNIC provides allocation and registration services which support the Asia Pacific region.

  • ARIN
    One of the four Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), ARIN - the American Registry for Internet Numbers - manage the Internet numbering resources for North America, a portion of the Caribbean, and sub-equatorial Africa.


  • AfriNIC
    AfriNIC (in formation) for the purpose of managing the IP addressing in the African continent. In the future it is expected that African organizations that presently obtain IP address space from RIPE or ARIN will obtain the IP addresses space from the AfriNIC.

  • Network Startup Resource Center
    The NSRC provides technical and engineering assistance to international networking initiatives building access to the public Internet, especially to academic/research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

  • W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.

  • Internet History
    The Living Internet is recommended reading as a general reference to Internet history.

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