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.
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.
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.
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.