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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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At the 2001 Census, slightly over one-third of people in Tasmania (33.7%) stated that they had used the Internet in the week before the Census. Just under two-thirds (62.3%) stated they had not.

For the regions:

  • Greater Hobart-Southern - The Region recorded the highest level of Internet use of the three regions in the week before the Census (36.5%).
  • Northern Region - The Region recorded the second highest level of Internet use of the three regions in the week before the Census (32.5%).
  • Mersey-Lyell - The Region recorded the lowest level of Internet use of the three regions in the week before the Census (29.1%).

Just over half of all people in Hobart local government area (51.0%) stated that they had used the Internet in the week before the Census. This is the highest level of all local government areas in Tasmania and is followed by Kingborough (44.3%), West Tamar (38.3%), Clarence (37.7%) and Launceston (34.2%). The lowest level of Internet use was recorded in Central Highlands (20.2%).


INTERNET USE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
Yes

No
At
home
At
work(c)
Else-
where
Other(c)(d)
Total
Other(e)
Total

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
72.6
11.2
3.3
5.1
4.2
23.7
3.7
12,541
Central Highlands
75.7
7.5
3.3
6.2
3.2
20.2
4.1
2,347
Clarence
58.4
16.2
6.8
4.9
9.8
37.7
3.8
47,446
Derwent Valley
72.1
11.1
3.4
5.4
4.1
24.0
3.9
9,010
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
71.3
10.3
3.4
5.3
3.8
22.8
5.8
4,080
Glenorchy
68.2
12.7
4.8
4.7
6.1
28.4
3.4
42,518
Hobart
43.5
16.9
10.7
7.3
16.1
51.0
5.5
47,319
Huon Valley
67.3
13.3
3.6
5.6
5.5
27.9
4.8
13,160
Kingborough
52.8
18.9
7.5
5.4
12.5
44.3
2.8
27,991
Sorell
65.8
14.1
4.9
6.0
5.9
30.9
3.3
10,523
Southern Midlands
72.3
10.6
3.8
6.0
4.3
24.8
2.9
5,521
Tasman
70.1
10.4
3.7
6.4
5.1
25.5
4.4
2,267
Total
59.5
14.9
6.5
5.6
9.4
36.5
4.0
224,723

Northern
Break O’Day
72.1
11.0
2.6
6.2
4.2
23.9
4.0
5,554
Dorset
72.7
10.8
3.0
5.5
3.9
23.2
4.1
6,979
Flinders
70.1
12.9
4.5
4.3
5.8
27.5
2.4
865
George Town
68.2
13.2
3.2
5.1
4.8
26.2
5.6
6,273
Launceston
61.6
14.3
5.6
6.5
7.8
34.2
4.2
60,833
Meander Valley
64.5
15.5
4.4
4.8
6.7
31.4
4.1
17,375
Northern Midlands
67.9
14.5
3.6
5.0
5.8
28.9
3.2
11,427
West Tamar
58.4
18.0
5.6
5.6
9.1
38.3
3.3
19,346
Total
63.5
14.6
4.9
5.8
7.1
32.5
4.0
128,652

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
65.9
13.9
4.7
5.7
5.8
30.1
4.0
18,145
Central Coast
65.5
14.9
3.6
4.9
6.5
29.9
4.6
19,938
Circular Head
71.0
11.9
3.3
5.9
4.4
25.4
3.6
7,702
Devonport
66.9
13.5
4.2
5.5
6.0
29.2
3.9
23,030
Kentish
66.7
15.3
2.2
5.7
4.7
27.9
5.5
5,407
King Island
66.7
14.7
3.4
7.5
4.5
30.2
3.1
1,686
Latrobe
68.5
14.1
3.8
5.0
5.6
28.6
3.0
7,845
Waratah/Wynyard
66.9
14.6
3.4
6.0
5.7
29.7
3.3
13,083
West Coast
69.4
10.5
5.3
5.9
5.2
26.8
3.7
5,515
Total
67.0
13.9
3.9
5.6
5.7
29.1
3.9
102,351

Tasmania(f)
62.3
14.6
5.5
5.7
7.9
33.7
4.0
456,654

(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
(b) In the week before the 2001 Census.
(c) The categories which refer to people who use the Internet at work are applicable to people aged 15 and over only.
(d) Includes Internet use at home and at work, at home and elsewhere, at work and elsewhere, and at home, at work and elsewhere.
(e) Includes not stated and overseas visitors.
(f) Totals include unincorporated.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Australian Census Analytic Program: Australia Online: How Australians are Using Computers and the Internet, 2001 (cat. no. 2056.0) examines the socioeconomic and regional characteristics of people using computers at home and the Internet, using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.

Internet use by age



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