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8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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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). These indicators are collected annually, while all other statistics in this release are collected biennially.


BUSINESS USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Business Use of Information Technology, selected indicators(a), 2009-10 to 2011-12

2009-10
2010-11
2011-12

Estimated number of businesses(b) '000
776
764
776
Businesses with:
internet access %
90.1
91.2
91.9
web presence %
40.0
43.1
44.6
Businesses with internet access and:
broadband as main type of connection %
97.1
99.1
99.2
Businesses that:
placed orders via the internet %
46.5
50.8
55.3
received orders via the internet %
24.8
28.0
27.8
Internet income(c) $b
142.8
188.7
237.1

(a) Proportions are of all businesses.
(b) Business counts are provided for contextual information only. Refer to Explanatory Notes 18, 19, 27 and the Quality Declaration.
(c) Refer to Explanatory Notes 16 and 17.


Between 2010-11 and 2011-12, most key indicators of business use of information technology have increased. The greatest change was in the proportion of businesses that placed orders via the internet. This increased four percentage points to 55% between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

While the proportion of businesses that reported receiving orders via the internet was steady between 2010-11 and 2011-12 (28%), the value of income derived from the sale of goods or services via the internet has increased by 25%, from $189 billion in 2010-11 to $237 billion during this period.

Business Use of Information Technology, selected indicators, by employment size(a), 2011-12

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

Estimated number of businesses(b) '000
478
232
63
4
776
Businesses with:
internet access %
90.2
93.7
98.3
99.9
91.9
web presence %
34.1
57.0
75.7
97.0
44.6
Businesses with internet access and:
broadband as main type of connection %
99.0
99.5
99.4
99.8
99.2
Businesses that:
placed orders via the internet %
47.8
65.2
74.1
81.3
55.3
received orders via the internet %
23.4
34.3
36.8
40.0
27.8
Internet income(c) $b
^15.7
^33.2
^59.7
128.5
237.1

^ 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 output category.
(b) Business counts are provided for contextual information only, and the total may not sum to the total of the components due to rounding. Refer to Explanatory Notes 18, 19, 27 and the Quality Declaration.
(c) Refer to Explanatory Notes 16 and 17.



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