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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2006  
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There is a relationship between age and computer use, with younger people reporting greater use of personal computers at home in the week before the 2001 Census.

For the following age groups:

  • 0-24 years - Almost half (46.0%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.
  • 25-49 years - Just under half (43.3%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.
  • 50+ years - One-fifth (20.7%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.

COMPUTER USE AT HOME BY AGE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
0-24 years
25-49 years
50+ years
Total
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%


Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
65.9
31.0
65.0
33.4
80.8
17.4
68.5
29.3
Central Highlands
65.5
30.5
68.4
29.1
80.8
16.6
71.6
25.4
Clarence
46.2
49.9
49.9
47.1
72.8
24.5
55.9
40.9
Derwent Valley
61.6
34.9
64.8
31.9
83.2
13.5
69.0
27.7
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
56.6
37.0
61.2
33.0
80.3
16.3
67.9
27.1
Glenorchy
55.3
41.6
58.6
39.1
83.4
14.1
65.3
32.1
Hobart
36.1
58.1
41.2
54.2
66.7
29.0
47.1
47.9
Huon Valley
54.7
41.2
56.9
39.0
76.1
20.5
61.7
34.4
Kingborough
40.2
56.8
44.6
53.5
65.4
32.8
49.0
48.7
Sorell
55.1
41.7
59.4
38.7
77.7
19.7
62.8
34.6
Southern Midlands
59.0
37.8
64.3
33.6
84.3
13.9
68.2
29.5
Tasman
54.4
40.9
65.5
30.6
75.5
22.1
65.8
30.5
Total
48.6
47.5
52.0
44.9
74.3
22.7
57.6
39.1

Northern
Break O’Day
57.7
39.1
62.4
35.5
78.0
18.0
67.3
29.5
Dorset
54.9
41.6
60.8
37.1
80.6
14.9
65.1
31.6
Flinders
61.8
32.1
60.7
36.3
74.9
24.1
66.2
30.7
George Town
55.6
39.4
57.9
38.2
74.0
19.6
61.7
33.2
Launceston
51.3
45.0
54.8
42.2
76.7
19.0
60.0
36.3
Meander Valley
48.6
47.6
53.4
44.8
75.2
19.8
58.0
38.5
Northern Midlands
52.3
44.9
57.0
41.6
79.8
17.6
62.3
35.5
West Tamar
41.6
55.8
47.4
50.4
70.7
26.1
52.5
44.8
Total
50.2
46.2
54.5
42.9
76.0
19.8
59.5
37.1

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
55.1
41.9
56.4
40.8
78.4
17.9
62.4
34.5
Central Coast
49.9
46.4
54.7
42.7
77.6
16.8
60.5
35.6
Circular Head
56.1
40.9
59.1
39.2
81.7
15.7
64.0
33.6
Devonport
53.9
42.1
56.8
40.5
80.1
17.1
63.4
33.5
Kentish
52.9
42.4
56.4
38.5
74.6
19.9
60.4
34.6
King Island
54.5
41.8
57.8
40.6
76.4
22.3
62.9
35.0
Latrobe
52.3
45.1
56.9
41.6
80.6
17.0
63.1
34.8
Waratah/Wynyard
52.6
44.6
57.6
40.4
78.3
19.4
62.0
35.6
West Coast
64.0
32.6
61.6
35.8
82.9
13.4
67.7
29.2
Total
54.0
42.6
57.2
40.3
79.0
17.4
62.5
34.3

Tasmania(c)
50.3
46.0
53.9
43.3
75.8
20.7
59.3
37.4

(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
(b) In the week before the 2001 Census.
(c) Totals include unincorporated.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Australian Census Analytic Program: Australia Online: How Australians are Using Computers and the Internet, 2001 (cat. no. 2056.0) examines the socioeconomic and regional characteristics of people using computers at home and the Internet, using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.


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