World Bank demographics

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Global overview[edit]

The following scatter plot with data from World Bank shows how world regions differ in internet reach and mobile subscriptions, each per 100 (adults?).
Countries are colored by geographic region. Data have been collected via the World Bank API (open licensed).

Internet users vs Mobile cellular subscriptions Data: The World Bank Group CC-BY-4.0

World Bank gdp per capita vs mobile cellular subscriptions Data: The World Bank Group CC-BY-4.0

The following World Bank metrics show how internet reach (both in internet users per 100 (adults?) and mobile subscriptions per 100 (adults?)) develops over the years.
Countries are grouped by geographic region. Same data as above.

Breakdown per region[edit]

Internet users per 100 for countries in Africa. Chart based on World Bank data Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Africa
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in Asia Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Asia
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in Central America Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Central America
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in Europe Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Europe
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in North America Mobile subscriptions per 100 - North America
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in Oceania Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Oceania
 
Internet users per 100 for countries in South America Mobile subscriptions per 100 - South America
 
Internet users per 100 - Regions Mobile subscriptions per 100 - Regions

Notes[edit]

  • In a few cases no data for 2016 were available.
  • In a few cases values for 2016 existed but were lower than values for 2011. The stacked bar charts ignore decreases.
It's not known whether these decreases represent real changes, or were caused by changes in methodology (e.g. more precise measurements)
Most notable decreases in mobile subscriptions, 2011-2016 (> 20%):

    • Dominica 152% -> 107%
    • Finland 166% -> 133%
    • Laos 87% -> 59%
    • Libya 161% -> 122%
    • Madagascar 40% -> 32%
    • Panama 182% -> 127%
    • Saint Lucia 125% -> 99%
    • Saudi Arabia 191%-> 149%

External links[edit]

Blog post on this by author

Data used for these charts were compiled from the following World Bank API pages:

The data from the above pages were transformed into (and presented as incremental changes, rather than absolute values, for charting in Excel):

and from these csv files:

Underlying data for scatter plot: worldbank_internet_users_vs_mobile_subscriptions_2018_05.zip

Script and data used at github

Also written, so far for country level information only :