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ICT

The World in

2011

FaCTs and FIgures

One third of the world’s population is online
45% of Internet users below the age of 25
Users, developed

Share of Internet users in the total population

2006

2011*

Using Internet:
18%

Not using
Internet: 82%

Using Internet:
35%

Developed

China:28%

Developed

Users

China: 37%

India: 6%

Developing

Other developing c ountries: 66%

Total population: 6.5 billion

Developing
Not using
Internet: 65%

India: 10%
Other
developing c ountries: 53%

Total population: 7 billion

Note: * Estimate
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database

• The world is home to 7 billion people, one third of which are using the Internet. 45% of the world’s
Internet users are below the age of 25.
• Over the last five years, developing countries have increased their share of the world’s total number of
Internet users from 44% in 2006, to 62% in 2011. Today, Internet users in China represent almost 25% of the world’s total Internet users and 37% of the developing countries’ Internet users.
4.5

Internet users by age and by development level, 2011*
4.0
• Younger people tend to be more online than older people, in both developed and developing countries. 3.5

Billions of people

3.0

2.5

Not using Internet
Using Internet

66 %

64%

2.0
70%

77%

1.5

1.0
29%
0.5

0.0

23%

71%

34%

36%

30%

23%

Under 25

Over 25

77%
Under 25

Over 25

Developed

Under 25

Developing

Note: * Estimate
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database

Over 25

World

• In developing countries, 30% of those under the age of 25 use the Internet, compared to
23% of those 25 years and older.
• At the same time, 70% of the under 25-yearolds — a total of 1.9 billion — are not online…...

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