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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Households with children under 15 years of age and high incomes had the greatest access to technologies in 2002.

An estimated 62% of all Tasmanian households had access to a mobile phone. Access ranged from 38% of households with incomes of $0-$24,999 to 90% of households with incomes of $75,000-$99,999.

An estimated 29% of Tasmania households had a dedicated games machine, with 60% of households with children under 15 years of age having access. An estimated 32% of households had an answering machine. Access ranged from 19% of households with incomes of $0-$24,999 to 54% of households with incomes of $100,000 or over.

Use of technologies varied little between metropolitan Hobart and the rest of Tasmania. The largest difference was in access to an answering machine, which was 36% for metropolitan Hobart and 29% for the rest of Tasmania.


HOUSEHOLD TECHNOLOGIES, Tasmania - 2002(a)

Mobile phone
Dedicated games machine
Pay TV
DVD player(b)
Answering machine
Fax machine

%

%

%

%

%

%

Households
Without children under 15
55
17
11
13
30
13
With children under 15
79
60
15
20
38
16

Household income
$0-$24,999
38
17
7
6
19
6
$25,000-$49,999
68
37
13
15
34
12
$50,000-$74,999
84
40
14
24
42
17
$75,000-$99,999
90
35
17
34
49
24
$100,000 or over
85
36
22
25
54
39
Not stated or unknown
62
24
12
16
39
26

Region
Metropolitan Hobart
62
28
11
16
36
13
Rest of Tasmania
61
30
13
14
29
15

Total
62
29
12
15
32
14

(a) Proportions are of households in each category.
(b) Excludes DVD drives in computers.

Source: ABS data available on request, Household Use of Information Technology Survey.


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