8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2008
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Australian Broadband connections soar to 4.3 million : ABS
During 2007/08, an additional 800,000 Australian households signed up for Broadband Internet, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
As of June 30 2008 the total Broadband connections were at 4.3 million (52% of all households), an increase of 22% on last years total.
The Australian Capital Territory has the highest proportion of Broadband connections, at 68% of households while Tasmania (39%) and South Australia (42%) were the lowest. Other states ranged from 51 to 55%.
Three-quarters (6.2 million) of Australian households have access to a computer, and 5.5 million of these have Internet access. This is more than a five-fold increase in the number of household Internet connections over the last ten years.
Socio-economic characteristics of households continue to influence the rate of computer, Internet and Broadband connections across Australia. For example, in relation to Broadband access:
Further details are available in Household Use of Information Technology, Australia 2007-08 (cat. no. 8146.0).
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