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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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At the 2001 Census, over one-third of people in Tasmania (37.4%) stated that they had used a personal computer at home in the week before the Census. Over half (59.3%) stated they had not.

For the regions:

  • Greater Hobart-Southern - recorded the highest level of computer use of the three regions in the week before the Census (39.1%).
  • Northern Region - recorded the second highest level of computer use of the three regions in the week before the Census (37.1%).
  • Mersey-Lyell - recorded the lowest level of computer use of the three regions in the week before the Census (34.3%).

Just under half (48.7%) of all people in Kingborough local government area stated that they had used a personal computer in the week before the Census. This is the highest level of all local government areas in Tasmania and is followed closely by Hobart (47.9%), West Tamar (44.8%), Clarence (40.9%) and Meander Valley (38.5%). The lowest level of personal computer use was recorded in Central Highlands (25.4%).


PERSONAL COMPUTER USE AT HOME, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
No
Yes
Not stated
and overseas visitor
Total

Local government area
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
68.5
29.3
2.3
12,544
Central Highlands
71.6
25.4
3.0
2,347
Clarence
55.9
40.9
3.2
47,446
Derwent Valley
69.0
27.7
3.3
9,010
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
67.9
27.1
5.0
4,080
Glenorchy
65.3
32.1
2.6
42,518
Hobart
47.1
47.9
4.9
47,319
Huon Valley
61.7
34.4
3.9
13,160
Kingborough
49.0
48.7
2.3
27,991
Sorell
62.8
34.6
2.6
10,523
Southern Midlands
68.2
29.5
2.4
5,521
Tasman
65.8
30.5
3.7
2,267
Total
57.6
39.1
3.3
224,726

Northern
Break O’Day
67.3
29.5
3.2
5,554
Dorset
65.1
31.6
3.4
6,979
Flinders
66.2
30.7
3.1
864
George Town
61.7
33.2
5.0
6,271
Launceston
60.0
36.3
3.7
60,833
Meander Valley
58.0
38.5
3.4
17,375
Northern Midlands
62.3
35.5
2.2
11,427
West Tamar
52.5
44.8
2.7
19,346
Total
59.5
37.1
3.4
128,649

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
62.4
34.5
3.1
18,145
Central Coast
60.5
35.6
3.9
19,938
Circular Head
64.0
33.6
2.4
7,702
Devonport
63.4
33.5
3.2
23,030
Kentish
60.4
34.6
5.0
5,407
King Island
62.9
35.0
2.1
1,687
Latrobe
63.1
34.8
2.2
7,845
Waratah/Wynyard
62.0
35.6
2.4
13,083
West Coast
67.7
29.2
3.2
5,515
Total
62.5
34.3
3.1
102,352

Tasmania(c)
59.3
37.4
3.3
456,653

(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 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.

Computer use at home by age


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