Population Graph: Where Are Facebook English Speaking Users?

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With over 85 million English speaking users age 14 and up across the globe (outside the United States), it’s become feasible for international marketers to dig deep into Facebook demographics to uncover international opportunities. Any way you slice it, we’re talking about a lot of eyeballs spread across highly-focused contextual segments. To put a fresh spin on an old cliché… this ain’t your college kid’s Facebook anymore.

Before we blastoff into the country-specific nitty-gritty of our Facebook English Speaking Demographic series, we wanted to share a chart of countries with English as an official language and stats about their sizable presence on the social networking platform.As you’ll see below, this chart includes:

  • % of Population Age 14+ On Facebook
  • Entire Country Population
  • People Age 14+ On Facebook
  • English Speakers Age 14+ On Facebook
Country % of Pop. Age 14+ on FB Country Population People Age 14+ On FB English Speakers Age 14+ On FB
United States 40% 308,400,000 122,564,400 120,172,060
United Kingdom 42% 61,612,300 26,033,620 25,003,380
Canada 45% 33,531,000 15,031,440 12,767,940
Philippines 15% 90,457,200 13,676,240 13,497,000
India 1% 1,143,540,000 9,368,220 9,312,540
Australia 41% 21,431,800 8,681,660 8,500,840
South Africa 6% 47,850,700 2,688,060 2,609,100
Pakistan 1% 165,449,000 2,341,300 2,335,600
Singapore 45% 4,839,400 2,162,920 2,003,860
New Zealand 37% 4,294,350 1,577,320 1,535,020
Ireland 34% 4,517,800 1,524,040 1,468,200
Nigeria 1% 148,093,000 1,334,080 1,327,500
Hong Kong 46% 6,985,200 3,231,560 1,133,720
Kenya 2% 37,538,000 699,540 691,500
Turkey 29% 73,914,260 21,642,960 600,400
Ghana 2% 23,478,000 483,400 478,080
Puerto Rico 28% 3,991,000 1,130,300 408,020
Trinidad and Tobago 24% 1,333,000 323,700 323,620
Jamaica 12% 2,714,000 320,220 318,200
Uganda 1% 30,884,000 159,720 157,860
Mauritius 15% 1,262,000 192,480 167,480
Malta 38% 412,600 156,200 145,880
The Bahamas 36% 331,000 117,860 116,560
Tanzania 0% 40,454,000 103,520 100,140
Barbados 30% 294,000 89,420 89,000
Botswana 4% 1,882,000 77,700 77,100
Fiji 8% 827,900 68,220 67,660
Guam 32% 173,000 55,100 54,360
Netherlands Antilles 40% 183,000 73,040 57,280
Zambia 0% 11,922,000 47,820 47,300
Guyana 6% 738,000 44,580 44,180
Namibia 2% 2,074,000 42,580 41,500
Jersey 46% 89,300 40,960 39,020
The Gambia 2% 1,709,000 36,540 35,820
Malawi 0% 13,925,000 34,740 34,220
Cameroon 1% 18,549,000 126,280 32,580
Rwanda 0% 9,725,000 40,800 29,840
Isle of Man 40% 80,058 31,860 31,200
Antigua 33% 85,000 28,240 27,700
Saint Lucia 17% 165,000 28,200 28,020
Bermuda 38% 65,000 25,020 24,620
Belize 10% 288,000 27,420 26,200
Cayman Islands 54% 47,000 25,480 23,560
Grenada 24% 106,000 25,220 25,000
Guernsey 36% 61,811 22,080 21,540
U.S. Virgin Islands 23% 111,000 25,640 22,640
Papua New Guinea 0% 6,331,000 17,020 16,560
Saint Kitts and Nevis 31% 50,000 15,560 15,400
Lesotho 1% 2,008,000 13,140 13,020
North Marina Islands 17% 84,000 14,300 13,380
Gibraltar 48% 29,257 14,100 13,600
Swaziland 1% 1,141,000 12,460 12,240
Dominica 18% 73,000 13,120 13,000
Turks and Caicos Island 41% 26,000 10,580 10,120
British Virgin Islands 44% 23,000 10,140 9,860
Seychelles 11% 87,000 9,760 8,920
Sierra Leone 0% 5,866,000 5,960 5,760
Anguilla 48% 13,000 6,300 6,180
Madagascar 0% 19,683,000 74,620 5,520

We hope this overview will serve as a basic groundwork for the exciting demographic research to come. At the moment, aimClear’s own Marty Weintraub and Merry Morud are in London, set to speak about Facebook Marketing at SMX Advanced. While they’re kicking it on the other side of the pond tomorrow, we’ll contribute to the conversation by publishing our UK Facebook User Demographics for your consumption.

Stay tuned!

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  • John Powel | College Education Statistics

    I just wanna say thank you for your useful article

  • Marty Weintraub

    You’re very welcome

  • Ally

    Hi, I’m just curious to know what the source of these statistics are? How do you know, for example that there are 25,003,380 English speakers on Facebook in the UK? Is this based on Facebook data? Many thanks.

  • Marty Weintraub

    Ally, First please the date on the post. As of publication date, the data came from Facebook Ads targeting “Reach” statistic. There are many more users on FB now. Thanks for the comment.

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