Databank


Title Definition
Currency Exchange Rates (21 countries)
Fixed Broadband Subscriptions (68 countries)
Total fixed (wired) broadband internet subscriptions refers to subscriptions with a speed of equal to or greater than 256 Kb per second. This measure refers to retail broadband subscriptions only.
Fixed Broadband Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants (68 countries)
Total fixed (wired) broadband internet subscriptions refers to subscriptions with a speed of equal to or greater than 256 Kb per second. This measure refers to retail broadband subscriptions only.
Fixed Broadband Subscriptions per Household (68 countries)
Total fixed (wired) broadband internet subscriptions per household refers to subscriptions with a speed of equal to or greater than 256 Kb per second (ITU). This measure refers to retail broadband subscriptions only.
Fixed Residential Telephone Lines (68 countries)
All figures are calculated using the number of Fixed Telephone Lines and applying our best view of the proportion of those lines which are residential.
Fixed Residential Telephone Lines per 100 inhabitants (68 countries)
All figures are calculated using the number of Fixed Residential Telephone Lines and the Population. See these two datasets for methodological information.
Fixed Residential Telephone Lines per Household (68 countries)
All figures are calculated using the number of Fixed Residential Telephone Lines and the number of Households. See these two datasets for methodological information.
Fixed Telephone Lines (68 countries)
Fixed Telephone Lines are those which connect equipment at the customer premises to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Each Fixed Telephone Line is connected to a dedicated physical or virtual port on a telephone switch. The switch itself, which is part of the PSTN, can range in size from a small device that is limited to handling several hundred lines (e.g. rural switch) to something that has the capacity to handle several hundred thousand lines (e.g. city centre location). The precise definition of what constitutes a ‘fixed telephone line’ varies from country to country with most including public payphones in the definition along with ISDN channels (basic rate and primary rate). Fixed wireless subscribers are often included and some countries also include VoIP subscriptions in these statistics. The figures in this dataset include lines used by residential, business and government users.
GDP (2000 constant prices) (68 countries)
All figures in this dataset have been adjusted to remove the effect of inflation and are presented in USD and referred back to 2000. The figures therefore show the real scale and growth of each country's economy.
GDP (2011 constant prices) (68 countries)
All figures in this dataset have been adjusted to remove the effect of inflation and are presented in USD and referred to 2011. The figures therefore show the real scale and growth of each country's economy.
GDP Growth (Real Terms, Inflation Adjusted) (68 countries)
These series of real GDP growth show the growth of each country's economy with the effects of inflation removed.
GDP per Capita (2000 constant prices) (68 countries)
All figures in this dataset have been adjusted to remove the effect of inflation and are presented in USD and referred back to 2000. The figures therefore show the real scale and growth of each country's economy on a per capita basis.
GDP per Capita (2011 constant prices) (68 countries)
These series of GDP per capita by country are in constant USD 2011 and so show the real scale and growth of a person in that country's economic contribution with the effects of inflation removed.
GDP per Capita (PPP, 2005 Constant Prices) (68 countries)
GDP (PPP) is calculated by adjusting the exchange rates between countries so they better reflect the real purchasing power of the currency. GDP (PPP) is a better way of making comparisons between the standard of living in different countries. Quite simply, the higher the per capita GDP (PPP) for a given country, the more 'products and services' the citizens of that country consume each year.
Households: Average Household Size (68 countries)
The average number of individuals in a private household in each country is provided in this dataset. The definition of a private household varies slightly from country to country but essentially comprises a group of people who live in a single dwelling, whether they are related or not.
Households: Total Number of Households (68 countries)
The total number of private households in each country is given. The definition of a private household varies slightly from country to country but essentially comprises a group of people who live in a single dwelling, whether they are related or not.
Internet Users (68 countries)
An Internet User is someone who has access to, and uses, the internet. The precise definion varies from country to country.
Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (68 countries)
Mobile broadband subscriptions are subscriptions which enable an internet connection via the mobile networks using either a mobile phone or a PC card/tablet/USB dongle.
Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (68 countries)
Mobile broadband subscriptions are subscriptions which enable an internet connection via the mobile networks using either a mobile phone or a PC card/tablet/USB dongle. The number of subscriptions per 100 are calculated using the population figures which can be found elsewhere on this portal.
Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per household (68 countries)
Mobile broadband subscriptions are subscriptions which enable an internet connection via the mobile networks using either a mobile phone or a PC card/tablet/USB dongle. The number of subscriptions per household are calculated using the household statistics which can be found elsewhere on this portal.
Mobile Phone Subscriptions (68 countries)
The total number of mobile phone subscriptions in a country gives an indication of the total number of mobile devices in use. However, it is only a very crude proxy for the total number of mobile phone users as in many markets an individual user may have several active SIM cards for the different devices they own and use (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, broadband dongle). Some people also have separate SIMs for work and personal devices. Further, in some markets an individual user may make use of one SIM card to make voice calls and another for texts and perhaps another for data - this practice arises in very competitive markets where different operators offer the best prices for different elements of mobile service. A further problem with the data available is that there can be a delay between a SIM card becoming inactive and that fact being registered by the mobile operator.
Mobile Phone Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (68 countries)
Mobile phone penetration, or the number of mobile phone subscriptions per 100 population, in a country gives an indication of the total number of mobile devices in use. However, it is only a very crude proxy for the total number of mobile phone users as in many markets an individual user may have several active SIM cards for the different devices they own and use (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, broadband dongle). Some people also have separate SIMs for work and personal devices. Further, in some markets an individual user may make use of one SIM card to make voice calls and another for texts and perhaps another for data - this practice arises in very competitive markets where different operators offer the best prices for different elements of mobile service. A further problem with the data available is that there can be a delay between a SIM card becoming inactive and that fact being registered by the mobile operator.
Mobile Users - Proportion of Total Population
These figures have been calculated using the statistics for mobile phone users and population which can be found elsewhere on this portal. Please see those data sets for the relevant methodological notes.
Mobile Users - Unique Individuals
These figures refer to the number of individuals that regularly use one or more mobile phones, which might take the form of (i) a smartphone; (ii) a featurephone or (iii) a basic phone.
Personal Computers (68 countries)
This table shows the number of personal computers in use in a country. The statistic includes desktop PCs and laptops, but excludes smartphones and terminals connected to mainframe computers.
Personal Computers per 100 (68 countries)
This table shows the number of personal computers installed in a country per 100 inhabitants. The statistic includes desktop PCs and laptops, but excludes smartphones and terminals connected to mainframe computers.
Personal Computers per Household (68 countries)
This table shows the number of personal computers installed in a country per household. The statistic includes desktop PCs and laptops, but excludes smartphones and terminals connected to mainframe computers.
Proportion of Fixed Telephone Lines which are Residential (68 countries)
The proportion of Fixed Telephone Lines that are residential is obtained by dividing the Total Number of Fixed Telephone Lines serving households (i.e. those which are not used for business, government or as public payphones) by the Total Number of Fixed Telephone Lines.
TV Households, Percent all Households (68 countries)
The data provides the proportion of private households in each country with at least one TV set.
TV Households, Total Number (68 countries)
The data provide the total number of households with at least one TV set in each country.
TV Sets: Average Number of TV Sets per TV Household (68 countries)
The data provide the average number of TVs in use in those households that have at least one TV set.
TV Sets: Total (68 countries)
The data provide the total number of TVs in use in each country.
Worldwide Population (68 countries)
The population of a country is defined simply as the number of people living in the country, regardless of legal status or citizenship. Population statistics are given as mid-year estimates. The UN, World Bank and IMF produce population statistics for all countries covered by Generator, except for Taiwan. The Taiwan statistics and projections shown are published by the Taiwanese Government.