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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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At the 2001 Census, people in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region recorded the highest computer use and Internet use, 39.1% and 36.5% respectively, of the three Tasmanian Regions. For farms, the highest computer use and Internet use for business operations was recorded by farms in the Northern Region, 53% and 41% respectively.

There is a relationship between age and use of computers and the Internet. At the 2001 Census, people aged 0-24 years recorded the highest levels of computer use (46.0%). People aged 25-49 years recorded the highest levels of Internet use (42.2%).


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS, Regional overview
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

%
%
%
%

Computer use at home by age(a)
0-24 years
47.5
46.2
42.6
46.0
25-49 years
44.9
42.9
40.3
43.3
50+ years
22.7
19.8
17.4
20.7
Total
39.1
37.1
34.3
37.4

Internet use by age(b)
0-24 years
40.8
38.5
34.9
38.8
25-49 years
45.9
40.5
36.4
42.2
50+ years
20.2
16.4
14.0
17.7
Total
36.5
32.5
29.1
33.7

Farms using a computer and the Internet(c)
Computer use for business operations
48
53
49
50
Internet use for business operations
40
41
38
40

(a) Persons who used a personal computer at home in the week before the 2001 Census.
(b) Persons who used the Internet in the week before the 2001 Census.
(c) Includes establishments undertaking agricultural activity having an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) of $5,000 or more at June 2002.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing; Use of Information Technology on Farms, Australia (cat. no. 8150.0).


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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