INFOGRAPHIC: Africa still has lowest internet penetration globally at 28.7%


Internet World Stats, an international portal that features up-to-date world internet usage statistics, has released the mid-year 2016 updated internet stats for Africa. The report, which covers up to June 2016, indicates that there are 340,783,342 Internet users in Africa while penetration rate (equivalent to the percentage of the population that has access to the internet) is 28.7% in Africa, the lowest among the seven regions in the world.

Internet 2016 User StatisticsThe following table below shows the current updated Internet users in 2016 (mid-year) for the main seven  world geographic regions: 

World Regions

Population
2016 Est.

Internet
Users 2016

Penetration Rate %

AFRICA

1,185,529,578

340,783,342

28.7 %

ASIA

4,052,652,889

1,801,512,654

44.5 %

EUROPE

832,073,224

614,979,903

73.9 %

MIDDLE EAST

246,700,900

141,489,765

57.4 %

NORTH AMERICA

359,492,293

320,067,193

89.0 %

LAT AM / CARIB

626,054,392

384,751,302

61.5 %

OCEANIA / AUSTRALIA

37,590,820

27,540,654

73.3 %

TOTAL WORLD

7,340,094,096

3,631,124,813

49.5 %

Source: Internet World Stats, accessed on October 12, 2016.

Africa Internet Participation

Internet Usage Statistics for Africa
( Africa Internet Usage and 2016 Population Stats )

INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS FOR AFRICA

AFRICA REGION Population
(2016 Est.)
Pop. %
of World
Internet Users,
Latest
Penetration
(% Population)
Internet
% Users
Facebook
30-Jun-2016
Total for Africa

1,185,529,578

16.2 %

340,783,342

28.7 %

9.4 %

146,637,000

Rest of World

6,154,564,518

83.8 %

3,290,341,471

53.5 %

90.6 %

1,532,796,530

WORLD TOTAL

7,340,094,096

100.0 %

3,631,124,813

49.5 %

100.0 %

1,679,433,530

Africa Internet Penetration

AFRICA 2016 POPULATION AND INTERNET USERS STATISTICS FOR 2016

AFRICA

Population
(2016 Est.)

Internet Users
31-Dec-2000

Internet Users
30-Jun-2016

Penetration
(% Population)

Internet
% Africa

Facebook
30-Jun-2016
Algeria

40,263,711

50,000

15,000,000

37.3 %

3.3 %

15,000,000

Angola

20,172,332

30,000

5,951,453

29.5 %

1.7 %

3,500,000

Benin

10,741,458

15,000

1,232,940

11.5 %

0.4 %

800,000

Botswana

2,209,208

15,000

690,000

31.2 %

0.2 %

690,000

Burkina Faso

19,512,533

10,000

1,894,498

9.7 %

0.6 %

600,000

Burundi

11,099,298

3,000

526,372

4.7 %

0.2 %

450,000

Cabo Verde

553,432

8,000

224,183

40.5 %

0.1 %

210,000

Cameroon

24,360,803

20,000

4,311,178

17.7 %

1.3 %

2,100,000

Central African Rep.

5,507,257

1,500

224,432

4.1 %

0.1 %

66,000

Chad

11,852,462

1,000

387,063

3.3 %

0.1 %

170,000

Comoros

794,678

1,500

60,000

7.6 %

0.0 %

60,000

Congo

4,852,412

500

400,000

8.2 %

0.1 %

400,000

Congo, Dem. Rep.

81,331,050

500

3,101,210

3.8 %

0.9 %

2,100,000

Cote d’Ivoire

23,740,424

40,000

5,230,000

22.0 %

1.5 %

2,400,000

Djibouti

846,687

1,400

105,000

17.7 %

0.0 %

150,000

Egypt

90,067,793

450,000

34,800,000

38.6 %

10.2 %

32,000,000

Equatorial Guinea

759,451

500

181,657

23.9 %

0.1 %

67,000

Eritrea

6,674,489

5,000

67,000

1.0 %

0.0 %

63,000

Ethiopia

102,374,044

10,000

4,500,000

4.4 %

1.3 %

4,500,000

Gabon

1,738,541

15,000

670,197

38.5 %

0.2 %

470,000

Gambia

2,009,648

4,000

373,865

18.6 %

0.1 %

220,000

Ghana

26,908,262

30,000

7,958,675

29.6 %

2.3 %

3,500,000

Guinea

12,093,349

8,000

950,000

7.9 %

0.3 %

950,000

Guinea-Bissau

1,759,159

1,500

84,000

4.8 %

0.0 %

84,000

Kenya

46,790,758

200,000

31,985,048

68.4 %

9.4 %

5,500,000

Lesotho

1,953,070

4,000

444,376

22.8 %

0.1 %

290,000

Liberia

4,299,944

500

395,063

9.2 %

0.1 %

330,000

Libya

6,541,948

10,000

2,800,000

42.8 %

0.8 %

2,800,000

Madagascar

24,430,325

30,000

1,300,000

5.3 %

0.3 %

1,300,000

Malawi

18,570,321

15,000

1,160,839

6.3 %

0.3 %

720,000

Mali

17,467,108

18,800

2,212,450

12.7 %

0.6 %

1,000,000

Mauritania

3,677,293

5,000

714,132

19.4 %

0.2 %

370,000

Mauritius

1,348,242

87,000

803,896

59.6 %

0.2 %

630,000

Mayotte (FR)

243,430

n/a

107,940

44.3 %

0.0 %

56,000

Morocco

33,655,786

100,000

20,207,154

60.0 %

5.9 %

12,000,000

Mozambique

25,930,150

30,000

1,834,337

7.1 %

0.5 %

1,400,000

Namibia

2,224,786

30,000

520,000

23.4 %

0.2 %

520,000

Niger

18,638,600

5,000

439,164

2.4 %

0.1 %

280,000

Nigeria

186,879,760

200,000

97,210,000

52.0 %

28.5 %

16,000,000

Reunion (FR)

867,291

130,000

390,000

45.0 %

0.1 %

390,000

Rwanda

12,988,423

5,000

3,216,080

24.8 %

0.9 %

490,000

Saint Helena (UK)

3,996

n/a

2,000

50.1 %

0.0 %

2,000

Sao Tome & Principe

197,541

6,500

49,686

25.2 %

0.0 %

38,000

Senegal

14,320,055

40,000

7,260,000

50.7 %

2.1 %

2,300,000

Seychelles

93,186

6,000

56,168

60.3 %

0.0 %

48,000

Sierra Leone

6,018,888

5,000

310,000

5.2 %

0.1 %

310,000

Somalia

10,817,354

200

660,000

6.1 %

0.2 %

660,000

South Africa

54,300,704

2,400,000

28,580,290

52.6 %

8.4 %

14,000,000

South Sudan

12,530,717

n/a

2,179,963

17.4 %

0.6 %

180,000

Sudan

36,729,501

30,000

10,886,813

29.6 %

3.2 %

n/a

Swaziland

1,451,428

10,000

389,051

26.8 %

0.1 %

160,000

Tanzania

52,482,726

115,000

7,590,794

14.5 %

2.2 %

3,700,000

Togo

7,756,937

100,000

430,482

5.5 %

0.1 %

340,000

Tunisia

11,134,588

100,000

5,800,000

52.1 %

1.7 %

5,800,000

Uganda

38,319,241

40,000

11,924,927

31.1 %

3.5 %

2,200,000

Western Sahara

585,328

n/a

27,000

4.6 %

0.0 %

23,000

Zambia

15,510,711

20,000

3,167,934

20.4 %

0.9 %

1,400,000

Zimbabwe

14,546,961

50,000

6,759,032

46.5 %

2.0 %

850,000

TOTAL AFRICA

1,185,529,578

4,514,400

340,783,342

28.7 %

100.0 %

146,637,000

NOTES: (1) Africa Internet Statistics were updated for June 30, 2016. (2) Africa Facebook subscribers are also for June 30, 2016. 

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