Internet, mobile and social media usage across the world [Oct 2021]

Last Modified: Sun Oct 31 2021 05:27:18 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 7.89 billion
    The world’s population at the start of October 2021, representing an increase of roughly 80 million people (+1%) compared with this time last year. Current growth rates indicate that the global population will exceed 8 billion by mid-2023.
  • 5.29 billion
    Number of unique mobile phone users in the world as of Oct 2021. More than two-thirds of the world’s population (67.1%) uses a mobile phone today, with global users increasing by almost 100 million (+1.9%) over the past 12 months.
  • 4.88 billion
    Number of internet users around the world as of Oct 2021, which equates to 61.8% of the world’s population. The latest data show that global internet user numbers have increased by more than 220 million (+4.8%) over the past year, but with COVID-19 continuing to hamper research, the real figure may be considerably higher.
  • 4.55 billion
    Number of active users of social media as of Oct 2021. Social media users increased by more than 400 million (+9.9%) over the past 12 months. User growth has slowed slightly over the past 3 months, but the global total continues to increase at a rate of more than 1 million new users every single day.