The 2010–11 MPHS asked 21,309 respondents across Australia about their Household Use of IT in the 12 months before enumeration in the survey. Respondents were asked a range of questions about their access to and use of computers and the internet.
Responses to each of these questions, along with a range of socio–demographic data are included on the TableBuilder file. This microdata has been allocated to one of two levels:
1. Socio–demographic and HUIT Person Level Data Items
2. HUIT Household Level Data Items
The Socio–demographic and HUIT Person Level contains characteristic data about each respondent including their age, sex, marital status, employment, education and personal income. This level also has some information about the households in which they live including the number of children present aged less than 15 and the overall household income. There is also data about person level computer use such as whether the Internet was used to order goods or services. In addition, the Socio-demographic and HUIT Person Level includes broad locational data items such as the respondent's state or territory of usual residence.
The HUIT Household Level contains data about the household including whether a household has access to a computer and a household's type of Internet access service.
The following image shows the levels including the sub–categories under which the individual data items have been grouped. A complete data item list can be accessed from the Downloads page.