Australian Bureau of Statistics
8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Dec 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2005
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2 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) STATISTICS
2.2 Household use of Information Technology
The publication Household Use of Information Technology, Australia 2004-05 (ABS cat. no. 8146.0) was released on 15 December 2005.
Data was collected on the ABS Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) for 2004-05, which covers a proportion of the households in the ABS Monthly Population Survey. The MPHS will be conducted on an annual basis and will serve as a stable collection vehicle for the Household use of IT data. The survey has a sample size of approximately 13,500 households.
2.3 Use of Information Technology by Households in Queensland, (ABS cat. no. 8146.3) publication was released on 30 November 2005. The statistics in this publication were compiled from four different national surveys, conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) between 1998 and 2003. Information was obtained about the access and use of computers and the Internet by private households via the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Population Survey Monitor; 2001 Survey of Education, Training and Information Technology; 2002 General Social Survey; and the 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Statistical Consultancy Unit on Brisbane (07) 3222 6012.
The publication Characteristics of Small Business, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8127.0) was released on 28 April 2005. This publication presents the results of the Characteristics of Small Business Operators Survey which was conducted in June 2004 as a supplementary topic in the ABS Monthly Population Survey.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Nick Deverson, Innovation and Technology Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box K881, Perth WA 6842, or phone Perth (08) 9360 5323, or email email@example.com.
2.7 Internet activity
Review of the Internet Activity Survey
The ABS had previously notified users of this data of a reduction in the frequency of the Internet Activity survey to an annual basis, with the next survey due to be conducted in respect of March 2006. More recently a decision has been made to review the collection to address ongoing concerns with the quality and relevance of the data produced. The review will consider ongoing requirements for the current range of data, new and emerging data needs related to Internet Activity, methodology, scope and data collection mechanisms. Pending the outcome of this review, the survey has been suspended for at least the period up to September 2006.
If you wish to know more about the review or provide input, please write to the Mike Scott, Director, Innovation and Technology Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box K881, Perth, WA, 6842, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.8 ICT satellite account
The National Accounts Research section of the ABS is compiling an ICT satellite account in respect of 2002-03. A publication date has now been set for this product and it is the 7th March 2006. The title of this publication will be Australian National Accounts: Information and Communication Technology Satellite Account (ABS cat. no. 5259.0).
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