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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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FARM USE OF COMPUTERS, 2001-02

An estimated 57% of Tasmanian farms had access to a computer in 2001-02. An estimated 50% of farms used a computer for business operations and 40% used the Internet for business operations. The highest computer and Internet use for business operations was recorded by farms in the Northern Region, 53% and 41% respectively.

Data on farm use of computers and the Internet for 2001-02 are not comparable with data collected previously.


FARMS USING A COMPUTER AND THE INTERNET(a), Tasmanian regions - 2001-02
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Farms (no. at 30 June 2002)
1,060
1,471
1,496
4,027
Farms with access to a computer (%)
59
57
57
57
Farms with access to the Internet (%)
45
45
43
44
Using a computer for business operations (%)(b)
48
53
49
50
Using the Internet for business operations (%)(b)
40
41
38
40

(a) Includes establishments undertaking agricultural activity having an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) of $5,000 or more.
(b) Computer and Internet usage are derived items.

Source: Use of Information Technology on Farms, Australia (cat. no. 8150.0).


FARM USE OF COMPUTERS, 1998, 1999, 2000

From March 1998 to June 2000, the proportion of farms using computers and the Internet in Tasmania increased from 36% to 57% of all farms recording computer use and from 12% to 35% of all farms recording Internet use.

In the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, computer use on farms increased from 37% to 60% and Internet use increased from 14% to 37%. In the Northern Region, computer use on farms increased from 37% to 55% and Internet use increased from 11% to 35%, and in the Mersey-Lyell Region computer use on farms increased from 34% to 55% and Internet use increased from 12% to 33%.


FARMS USING A COMPUTER AND THE INTERNET(a), Tasmanian regions - 1998, 1999, 2000
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

no.
%
%

Computer use (%)
March 1998
37
37
34
36
March 1999
48
50
49
49
June 2000
60
55
55
57

Internet use (%)
March 1998
14
11
12
12
March 1999
25
21
21
22
June 2000
37
35
33
35

(a) Includes establishments undertaking agricultural activity having an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) of $5,000 or more.
Source: Use of Information Technology on Farms, Australia (cat. no. 8150.0).


FURTHER INFORMATION

Tasmania - state-level data can be found can be found on this web site (under Statistics - Tasmania).

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