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8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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SUMMARY INDICATORS

ABOUT BUSINESS USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STATISTICS

Key indicators of business use of IT include: internet access; the use of broadband; web presence; and internet commerce (i.e., the placing and receiving of orders via the internet).

Business Use of Information Technology, selected indicators (a)

2008 - 09
2009 - 10(b)
2009 - 10(c)

Estimated number of businesses(d) '000
713
717
776
Businesses with:
internet access(e) %
90.5
90.6
90.1
web presence(e) %
41.5
42.3
40.0
Businesses with internet access and broadband as main type of connection(e) %
98.1
97.4
97.1
Businesses which:
placed orders via the internet(f) %
46.0
48.1
46.5
received orders via the internet(f) %
27.1
25.9
24.8
Internet income(f)(g) $b
122.9
141.9
142.8

(a) Proportions are of all businesses.
(b) Excludes businesses in Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry division.
(c) Includes businesses in Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry division.
(d) Business counts are provided for contextual information only, please refer to Explanatory Notes 18 and 19.
(e) As at 30 June 2010.
(f) During the financial year ending 30 June 2010.
(g) Please refer to Explanatory Notes 17.


In 2009-10, 90% of businesses had internet access. Excluding the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, results for most key indicators of IT use remained relatively unchanged.

The income resulting from orders received over the internet in 2009-10 was approximately $143 billion. Excluding the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, there was a 15% increase in internet income from $123 billion in 2008-09 to $142 billion in 2009-10.

Business Use of Information Technology, selected indicators, by employment size(a)(b)

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total

Estimated number of businesses(c) '000
468
244
60
4
776
Businesses with:
internet access(d) %
87.3
93.7
96.4
99.2
90.1
web presence(d) %
29.2
51.5
73.0
94.0
40.0
Businesses with internet access and broadband as main type of connection(d) %
96.9
97.2
97.3
98.6
97.1
Businesses which:
placed orders via the internet(e) %
39.8
54.4
63.3
72.6
46.5
received orders via the internet(e) %
21.0
29.4
33.5
33.8
24.8
Internet income(e)(f) $b
^9.5
^29.0
^38.2
66.2
142.8

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each employment size category.
(b) Includes businesses in Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry division.
(c) Business counts are provided for contextual purposes only, please refer to Explanatory Notes 18 and 19.
(d) As at 30 June 2010.
(e) During the financial year ending 30 June 2010.
(f) Please refer to Explanatory Notes 17.



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