Where is the Drupal community from? Every registered user on https://www.drupal.org can optionally specify what country he or she is from. I've used that information to render the table below. How is your country doing?

Current One year ago Two years ago
Country Rank % Rank % Rank %
United States 1 33.12 1 35.54 1 31.36
India 2 5.68 3 4.89 4 4.14
United Kingdom 3 5.14 2 5.8 2 5.07
Afghanistan (see comments) 4 4.64 13 1.49 13 1.12
Canada 5 4.23 4 4.79 3 4.26
Germany 6 3.03 5 2.78 6 2.32
Australia 7 2.22 7 2.47 7 2.14
China 8 1.95 6 2.59 5 2.36
Spain 9 1.91 8 2.16 8 1.91
Netherlands 10 1.84 10 1.91 10 1.66
Italy 11 1.83 9 1.95 9 1.71
France 12 1.79 12 1.53 12 1.31
Russian Federation 13 1.59 14 1.29 14 1.06
Indonesia 14 1.58 17 1.1 17 0.93
Brazil 15 1.58 11 1.69 11 1.49
Belgium 16 1.35 15 1.25 15 1.04
Hungary 17 1.03 18 0.92 19 0.78
Philippines 18 0.99 19 0.9 18 0.79
Turkey 19 0.97 16 1.12 16 0.99
Poland 20 0.91 22 0.74 23 0.63
Sweden 21 0.81 20 0.83 20 0.72
Viet Nam 22 0.77 27 0.62 26 0.54
Thailand 23 0.75 24 0.71 25 0.59
Malaysia 24 0.72 21 0.76 21 0.68
Mexico 25 0.69 23 0.71 24 0.6
South Africa 26 0.69 25 0.7 22 0.64
Czech Republic 27 0.65 29 0.59 28 0.52
Argentina 28 0.57 26 0.63 27 0.53
Romania 29 0.57 32 0.53 33 0.45
Ukraine 30 0.54 41 0.43 42 0.35
Denmark 31 0.52 33 0.52 32 0.46
Portugal 32 0.52 28 0.59 29 0.52
Switzerland 33 0.5 39 0.45 41 0.36
Israel 34 0.47 36 0.47 39 0.39
Norway 35 0.46 30 0.55 31 0.48
Iran 36 0.46 42 0.43 40 0.37
New Zealand 37 0.45 37 0.46 36 0.41
Singapore 38 0.44 31 0.54 30 0.49
Pakistan 39 0.44 44 0.4 45 0.33
Austria 40 0.43 43 0.41 43 0.34

Update: snufkin used this data to create some cool pie charts.

Comments

Gerhard Killesreiter (not verified):

Absolutely. This is a nice example for how you shouldn't trust user-contributed data.

gaele (not verified):

... and a nice example for how you shouldn't make Afghanistan (or any country for that matter) the default ;-)

(BTW: Country is a required field.)

Ineation (not verified):

I would also be pleased to see the absolute numbers. As a coordinator of the French marketing group I was looking for such figures that demonstrate the positive dynamic of the Drupal community, in France and all over the world.

Dries:

Sure, the data is not fully accurate but (i) it doesn't have to be deadly accurate to be useful, and (ii) what supports you claim that the data of web analytics is more accurate? The data is useful but it should be interpreted properly. Similarly, web analytics data is interesting in its own right.

s.Daniel (not verified):

We have analytics data available at https://www.drupal.org/node/261978. It is always interesting to have different sources of information to compare them.

Based on the numbers here we have around 45,16% native English speakers and 50,20% with English as a second language (The rest speaks Paschtu or Dari ;). These numbers roughly match my calculations with the web statistics.

chx (not verified):

At 300K users, even a half percent is 1500 people, so I say these numbers do matter. However, normalized with the number of people per country would be rather interesting... My bet is the Netherlands would beat even the USA for example (the USA has a population of 18.5 times Netherlands http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population ).

snufkin (not verified):

Good idea. I tried to translate the numbers into pixels, for the balanced chart I just divided the percentages by the population.

Looks interesting, USA equals on the balanced plot to most of the enthusiastic but small countries. Its interesting how countries with huge population completely disappear, like China, India.

Rainer (not verified):

I'd like to "weight" the total numbers of users per country by their "activity" (whatever would be a good metric for this) and normalize afterwards.
Think that number would also be fine for marketing purposes of commenter Ineation.
Also, I would drop Afghanistan from the stats.

Berta (not verified):

Would be interesting to compare these numbers to the total number of computers connected to the Internet by country (as far as these are known).

Maybe this would give India and China a chance to make it to the top five.

[email protected] (not verified):

To improve the Afghanistan stats (for users who sign up from now on) just need to make sure that it's not the default option already selected when you sign up, i.e. force the user to actually select something.

And maybe get existing "Afghan" users to select again ...

Sassan (not verified):

If Drupal had a nice Persian date support then Iran would be top10 as there's a unbelievable thirst for Drupal here in Persia. Many developers love it so far but when asking if it supports Persian date (aka Jalali date, Shamsi date, Solar date) they prefer to go with either WP or Joomla.

We've created a hack though, but not working when editing a node or etc. Is there anyway you guys could help?

Dries:

Did you consider submitting a patch that improves Persian date support? I don't see why I would not commit it.

jeann (not verified):

hi there, I hope there would be a Drupal seminar or Convention in the Philippines soon!

Seth Itzkan (not verified):

Thanks Dries.

By-the-way, what are the estimates for Drupal's installed base? How many sites are running Drupal? Or, perhaps also, how many Drupal downloads have there been? Are there other metrics for determining the Drupal installed base?

I am getting this type of inquiry.

Thanks in advance.

Best,

- Seth

kamikaze.cockroach (not verified):

I'm a bit disappointed to see that Japan is nowhere on that list. I can only assume that part of the reason for it's slow uptake here has been the rather disappointing support for multilingual content.

Drupal 6 was a big step toward international support but some critical issues remain and these were (are) stoppers for international sites on which I've worked. Both below are issues in contributed modules but the first (multilingual menus) should be moved to core.

https://www.drupal.org/node/230868
https://www.drupal.org/node/108117

Then again it could just be that the Drupal Japan site looks pretty cheezy.

develCuy (not verified):

Would appreciate so much if you publish an updated version of this statistics, in order to help us measure how Drupal is doing in Perú now, 1.5 years after :)

Thanks in advance.