1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Dec 2000  
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Results on Business Use of Information Technology (Cat. no. 8129.0) are due out in December. This looks at the use of the internet by businesses for the 1999-2000 financial year and includes estimates of goods and services ordered via the internet and the value of these transactions.

Use of the Internet by Householders (Cat. no. 8147.0) was released on 21 November. The survey of household use of IT found that more than one third (34%) of households had home internet access in August 2000. The publication also contains a feature article on the use of computers and the internet by children.

ABS has completed the development of a quarterly census of Internet Service Providers. Information collected includes: subscriber details, service issues and infrastructure. Internet Activity, Australia will be released in January (Cat. no. 8153.0).