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Canada Tops Facebook List – Global Users 117m

Henry Elliss
Henry Elliss
Managing Director
18 August 2008

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As regular readers will know, we keep a close eye on Facebook’s active user figures on a regular basis round here, to monitor the movers and losers in the world of Facebook. Well, whilst updating the figures this morning I noticed they’d taken quite a jump – the USA for instance has gone from reporting 28 million active users last week to 40 million this week…

The only reason I can think of for this is that Facebook’s system is now reporting TOTAL users rather than the ACTIVE users they reported on before. I can’t find any confirmation of this anywhere official, but it’s the only explanation I can think of. These new numbers reveal that by Facebook’s own figures, there are now over 117 million Facebook users world – a pretty impressive statistic by anybody’s standards.

Looking at the individual country numbers, I thought it might be quite interesting to see how closely my usual "Top 10 countries" list matched up with the Top 10 list of Facebook-using Countries by Population density. The answer is – fairly well, though there are some massive differences too, including Canada taking the top spot with the most Facebook users per head of the population.

Six of the usual Top 10 countries (by users) are in the top 10 of the new list. Big differences come in the shape of Iceland at 7 – Usually #74 in the user ranks; The Maldives at 11 – usually #84 in the user stakes; and the USA at a pithy 13th – pretty poor considering their usual #1 ranking.

You can see the list for yourself below if you’re interested in crunching the numbers yourself!

Country Users Population Density Users Rank
Canada 13240940 33331100 39.73% 3
Norway 1578160 4774700 33.05% 10
UK 15960920 60587300 26.34% 2
Australia 4695540 21373760 21.97% 5
Chile 3414380 16763470 20.37% 8
Denmark 1115000 5489022 20.31% 15
Iceland 59200 316252 18.72% 74
Sweden 1593360 9201650 17.32% 9
Finland 766120 5317439 14.41% 21
Puerto Rico 561300 3991000 14.06% 27
Maldives 42540 306000 13.90% 84
New Zealand 572560 4274400 13.40% 26
USA 40174820 304721000 13.18% 1
The Bahamas 42320 331000 12.79% 85
Cyprus 104200 855000 12.19% 60
Israel 861140 7303000 11.79% 19
Malta 47300 407000 11.62% 80
Luxembourg 52360 483800 10.82% 79
UAE 471160 4380000 10.76% 28
Trinidad and Tobago 136220 1333000 10.22% 50
Ireland 385140 4339000 8.88% 29
Columbia 3787960 44482751 8.52% 6
Switzerland 592380 7637300 7.76% 25
Croatia 325440 4555000 7.14% 32
Turkey 4989940 70586256 7.07% 4
Belgium 731500 10584534 6.91% 22
Bahrain 52480 760168 6.90% 78
Qatar 56140 841000 6.68% 75
Greece 725760 11147000 6.51% 23
France 3450940 64473140 5.35% 7
Venezuela 1492680 27953701 5.34% 12
Jordan 296140 5924000 5.00% 35
Slovenia 78900 2029000 3.89% 66
Kuwait 104880 2851000 3.68% 59
Hong Kong 255880 6963100 3.67% 37
Mauritius 45920 1262000 3.64% 81
Singapore 135820 4588600 2.96% 51
South Africa 1356580 47850700 2.84% 13
Serbia 251780 9858000 2.55% 39
Jamaica 67460 2714000 2.49% 72
Lebanon 98860 4099000 2.41% 62
Spain 1088080 46063000 2.36% 16
Bosnia and Herzegovina 92240 3935000 2.34% 63
Uraguay 71400 3340000 2.14% 70
Netherlands 315520 16445000 1.92% 34
Austria 159700 8340924 1.91% 46
Palestine 69540 3761646 1.85% 71
Bolivia 171260 9525000 1.80% 43
Argentina 709180 40301927 1.76% 24
Costa Rica 77700 4468000 1.74% 67
Panama 54840 3343000 1.64% 76
Egypt 1121860 75208000 1.49% 14
Mexico 1519300 106682500 1.42% 11
Italy 804080 59619290 1.35% 20
Saudi Arabia 323680 24735000 1.31% 33
Dominican Republic 116700 9760000 1.20% 56
Germany 981100 82217800 1.19% 18
Bulgaria 90920 7640238 1.19% 64
Lithuania 35980 3361100 1.07% 87
Ecuador 131900 13341000 0.99% 53
El Salvador 66280 6857000 0.97% 73
Peru 238940 28750770 0.83% 40
Guatemala 105180 13354000 0.79% 58
Czech Republic 80520 10403136 0.77% 65
Honduras 54680 7106000 0.77% 77
Tunisia 75240 10327000 0.73% 69
Portugal 77180 10623000 0.73% 68
Sri Lanka 132440 19299000 0.69% 52
Nicaragua 33980 5603000 0.61% 88
Malaysia 140440 27170000 0.52% 49
Taiwan 111660 22990000 0.49% 57
Poland 125120 38115967 0.33% 54
Kenya 119500 37538000 0.32% 55
South Korea 144360 48224000 0.30% 48
Philippines 253360 90457200 0.28% 38
Thailand 166120 63038247 0.26% 44
Pakistan 348220 164098000 0.21% 30
Japan 238620 127690000 0.19% 41
Ghana 42680 23478000 0.18% 83
Slovakia 8860 5402273 0.16% 92
Indonesia 337140 231627000 0.15% 31
Hungary 14420 10043000 0.14% 90
Morocco 44180 31224000 0.14% 82
Nigeria 161460 148093000 0.11% 45
Brazil 187180 187488000 0.10% 42
India 1082580 1136834400 0.10% 17
Bangladesh 149500 158665000 0.09% 47
Russia 103360 141888900 0.07% 61
Ukraine 29380 46059306 0.06% 89
Romania 12860 21438000 0.06% 91
Vietnam 40900 87375000 0.05% 86
Paraguay 2360 6127000 0.04% 93
China 264560 1325581000 0.02% 36
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