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(iii) Listed and contactable
For further definitions of the terms used above, please see the Glossary.
In almost all households (99.1%), at least one of the fixed telephone connections was reported as contactable, that is, able to receive standard telephone calls. Contactable connections also include those that were mostly used for fax or Internet.
There were 1,149,100 (81.9%) connected households where at least one of the connections was listed in the residential section of Telstra's White Pages. The use of silent numbers would be a substantial factor in the difference between listed versus non listed connections. Not all listed connections are contactable; dedicated connections for fax or internet services can be listed but may not be able to receive standard telephone calls (contactable).
Not all of the listed connections were contactable by phone and not all contactable phone numbers were listed; the proportion of connected households that were both listed and contactable was 81.1%.
Persons and telephone connections
Of all persons aged 18 years old and over, an estimated 2,669,600 or 96.2% lived in households with at least one fixed telephone line connection. Of this group, those aged from 30-49 years accounted for 40.0% of connections, followed by the 50-69 year age group (28.5%), the 18-29 year age group (21.6%) and then persons aged 70 years and over at 9.9%.
Of people living in households with at least one fixed telephone connection, most (99.4%) were in households where at least one of these connections was contactable.
The proportion of people with access to connections that were listed in the residential section of Telstra's White Pages was 82.5%. This decreased to 82.0% for the proportion of people with both listed and contactable connections.
PERSONS: TYPE OF TELEPHONE CONNECTIONS BY SEX
In October 2003, an estimated 1,892,900 (68.2%) of 2,774,800 persons in Queensland had the use of a mobile phone.
For the purposes of this survey, use of a mobile phone referred to any person aged 18 years and over, who had the use of a mobile telephone including one supplied by an employer, or by sharing with another person.
PERSONS: HAD USE OF A MOBILE PHONE BY AGE AND SEX
In Queensland, there were similar proportions of males (50.1%) and females (49.9%) with the use of a mobile phone, living in households with at least one connection. Persons with the use of a mobile phone in households that had no connections tended to be in the younger age groups, with 56.1% in the 18-29 year age group and 34.6% in the 30-49 year age group.
Household telephone connections
The proportion of households with fixed connections in the Brisbane Major Statistical Region (MSR) was 96.2% (650,100 households). In the remainder of the state the proportion was 94.4% (753,400 households). There was variation evident across the statistical regions (SR), ranging from 91.8% (76,300 households) in the Northern-North West SR to 99.1% (141,100 households) in the North and West BSD Balance SR.
HOUSEHOLDS: NUMBER OF TELEPHONE CONNECTIONS
The proportion of connected households with both listed and contactable connections in the Brisbane MSR was 77.6% (504,300 households), while in the remainder of the state the proportion was 84.2% (634,200 households).
HOUSEHOLDS: NUMBER OF LISTED AND CONTACTABLE CONNECTIONS
Within Brisbane MSR 71.6% of persons had the use of a mobile phone compared with 65.2% for the remainder of the state.
The South and East Moreton SR had the highest proportion of persons with the use of a mobile phone (74.6%) and the Far North SR had the lowest (52.9%).
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