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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/07/2004   
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At June 2002, there was a strong relationship between the proportion of farms using computers and the Internet and the estimated value of agricultural operations (EVAO) As the table below shows, the proportion of farms using computers and the Internet generally increased with farm size.


FARMS USING THE COMPUTER AND THE INTERNET(a), By farm size(b), Tasmania - 2001-02
Computer
Internet

Access
Used for business operations
Access
Used for business operations

%

%

%

%

Less than $50,000
45
39
32
28
$50,000-$149,999
56
48
40
35
$150,000-$249,999
69
59
55
49
$250,000-$499,999
77
67
64
58
$500,000-$999,999
78
76
68
68
$1m or more
75
75
72
68
Total
58
50
44
40

(a) Farms with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more. Percentages are of all farms in each category.
(b) An estimation of agricultural activity undertaken by an agricultural establishment, this measure is an indicator of the extent of agricultural activity rather than an a indicator of the value of receipts of individual farms.

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


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