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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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There is a relationship between age and Internet use, with people in the 25-49 age group reporting greater use of the Internet in the week before the 2001 Census.

For the following age groups:

  • 0-24 years - 38.8% of all people reported they had used the Internet in the week before the Census
  • 25-49 years - 42.2% of all people reported they had used the Internet in the week before the Census
  • 50+ years - 17.7% reported they had used the Internet in the week before the Census.

INTERNET USE BY AGE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
0-24 years
25-49 years
50+ years
Total
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%


Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
70.3
24.8
68.4
28.5
85.5
12.0
72.6
23.7
Central Highlands
69.3
24.5
71.6
24.8
85.9
11.3
75.7
20.2
Clarence
53.0
42.2
48.6
47.9
75.0
21.9
58.4
37.7
Derwent Valley
66.1
29.8
68.3
28.1
84.2
11.6
72.1
24.0
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
61.8
30.3
64.0
29.6
83.1
12.9
71.3
22.8
Glenorchy
61.1
34.8
59.6
37.7
85.5
11.4
68.2
28.4
Hobart
36.7
56.6
30.7
64.3
66.6
28.7
43.5
51.0
Huon Valley
63.2
31.3
61.0
34.3
80.1
16.0
67.3
27.9
Kingborough
50.0
46.1
43.6
54.2
67.8
29.8
52.8
44.3
Sorell
60.4
35.7
60.1
37.3
80.6
16.1
65.8
30.9
Southern Midlands
66.1
30.0
68.3
29.4
84.9
12.5
72.3
24.8
Tasman
60.8
34.0
68.5
26.7
79.1
17.4
70.1
25.5
Total
54.2
40.8
50.5
45.9
76.3
20.2
59.5
36.5

Northern
Break O’Day
63.0
33.1
68.0
29.4
81.9
13.0
72.1
23.9
Dorset
66.4
28.9
68.4
29.0
84.2
10.9
72.7
23.2
Flinders
70.9
26.6
63.0
34.7
76.8
20.6
70.1
27.5
George Town
63.5
30.5
65.0
30.7
78.0
15.2
68.2
26.2
Launceston
55.1
40.6
53.8
42.7
78.5
16.5
61.6
34.2
Meander Valley
59.4
35.9
58.0
39.7
78.8
15.6
64.5
31.4
Northern Midlands
61.3
34.5
62.1
35.8
82.5
14.4
67.9
28.9
West Tamar
52.8
43.8
49.6
47.7
74.5
21.6
58.4
38.3
Total
57.2
38.5
56.5
40.5
78.7
16.4
63.5
32.5

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
60.9
34.8
58.2
38.2
81.2
14.7
65.9
30.1
Central Coast
58.0
37.2
58.4
38.5
80.9
13.3
65.5
29.9
Circular Head
65.3
30.1
67.1
30.6
84.6
11.6
71.0
25.4
Devonport
60.3
34.9
58.8
38.0
82.4
14.0
66.9
29.2
Kentish
60.1
34.3
63.3
31.5
79.3
15.2
66.7
27.9
King Island
59.2
35.5
59.9
37.6
81.1
17.1
66.7
30.2
Latrobe
60.8
35.0
62.0
35.9
83.1
14.1
68.5
28.6
Waratah/Wynyard
59.2
36.9
62.1
35.0
81.5
15.3
66.9
29.7
West Coast
66.5
29.2
63.1
34.0
84.0
11.8
69.4
26.8
Total
60.6
34.9
60.5
36.4
81.9
14.0
67.0
29.1

Tasmania(c)
56.5
38.8
54.4
42.2
78.2
17.7
62.3
33.7

(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) Totals include unicorporated.

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.

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