Worldwide digital population 2023
Global internet usageIt is now impossible to imagine a world without the internet. Connecting billions of people worldwide, the internet is a core pillar of the modern information society. Northern Europe ranked first by the share of the population using the internet in 2023. In Ireland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, 99 percent of the population used the internet as of January 2023. At the opposite end of the spectrum is North Korea with virtually no online usage penetration among the general population, ranking last worldwide.
As of 2022, Asia was home to the biggest number of online users worldwide – over 2.9 billion at the latest count. Europe ranked second with around 750 million internet users. China, India, and the United States rank ahead of all other countries by the number of internet users.