8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/08/2011   
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PLACING ORDERS

During 2009-10, 46% of all businesses placed orders via the internet. The proportion of businesses increased with each successive employment size range, from 40% for businesses with 0-4 persons employed to 73% for businesses with 200 or more persons employed. This pattern is consistent with previous releases of these data.

Proportion of Businesses that placed orders via the internet, by industry, 2009-10
Graph: Proportion of Businesses that placed orders via the internet, by industry, 2009-10


Businesses in Professional, scientific and technical services were most likely to place orders for goods or services via the internet (71%) followed by Information media and telecommunications (70%) and Wholesale trade (58%). By contrast, Agriculture, forestry and fishing had the lowest proportion of businesses placing orders over the internet (26%).





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