750 Million Facebook Users worldwide, 4.1 million in South Africa

3 month ago we announced that Facebook will soon hit the 4 million user mark in South Africa. At that moment Facebook had 3.904.420 active South African users. But it took longer than expected as you can see in the chart below.

In May 2011, Facebook “only” counted 3.797.180 users in South Africa. But this doesn’t mean that FB users deleted their accounts. If we talk of “users” we always mean “active users” who logged in to Facebook at least once within the last 30 days. We don’t know the exact reason why in May 100.000 less users logged in than in April. Most probably people in South Africa rather enjoyed the last warm days at the beach and on their surfboard than spending their time surfing on the web ;-)

But finally we can tell that Facebook South Africa has more than 4 million active users:

Facebook Users July 2011 South Africa

User numbers increased by almost 300.000 over the May-July period, pushing the country’s total user base to 4.095.280.

The following chart lists the demographic distribution of active Facebook users in South Africa:

Facebook Demographics July 2011 South Africa

Compared to May 2011:

Demographics Facebook South Africa May 2011

In numbers:

 April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011 
 13-17  355.600 348.320 340.780 360.360
 18-24  1.244.820 1.188.020 1.186.080 1.278.400
 25-34  1.208.140 1.158.100 1.162.540 1.242.300
 35-44  547.060 543.500 560.860 591.200
 45-54  284.600 286.960 299.380 313.660
 55-64  135.260 139.360 146.340 152.500
 65+  128.940 132.920 140.060 156.860

An here is another interesting news:

Worldwide, Facebook now has more than 750.000.000 users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday during a product release event (via).

Facebook Users Worldwide

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2 Responses to 750 Million Facebook Users worldwide, 4.1 million in South Africa
  1. Toronto Girl
    October 11, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Wow 750 million users, it’s hard to think that Google Plus dares say they plan to overtake them. Personally I see it hard for people to shift gears when they are so adapted to Facebook now and Facebook clearly continues to grow.

  2. Lauren
    February 7, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Amazing the growth in SA. I see Nedbank tapping into the FB crowd with their latest youth campaign. If you check it out let me know what you think http://bit.ly/wfekIt