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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Information technology and Communications >> Adults accessing government services via the Internet

An estimated 64,000 of the 345,000 people aged 18 years or over in Tasmania, 19%, accessed government services via the Internet for private purposes in 2002. Most likely to access government services were people with higher incomes.

For those adults who accessed government services in 2002 for private purposes, 45% did so to pay bills. The next three most popular services accessed were employment/unemployment information, submitting tax returns and taxation information.


GOVERNMENT SERVICES ACCESSED VIA THE INTERNET FOR PRIVATE PURPOSES, Tasmania(a) - 2002

Electronic lodgement of
Information or services for
Bill payments (b)
Tax
returns
Applications for permits etc.
Taxation
Employment/
unemployment

%
%
%
%
%

Sex
Males
44
21
13
18
26
Females
46
16
*5
12
21

Personal income
$0-$39,000
42
19
*7
12
30
$40,000-$79,999
47
16
*11
21
16
$80,000 or over
*67
**40
32
*28
-

Labour force status(c)
Employed
48
21
11
17
21
Not employed
32
*8
3
*7
38

Level of highest educational attainment(d)
Bachelor degree or above
42
24
14
18
19
Advanced diploma or diploma
47
*21
10
*13
*23
Certificate
42
*6
12
*20
*22
Year 12 or below
49
18
6
12
27

Disability status
Had a disability
34
*11
*8
*16
28
Did not have a disability
49
22
10
15
23

Region
Metropolitan Hobart
43
25
*8
13
21
Rest of Tasmania
47
13
11
18
27

Total
45
19
10
15
24

- nil or rounded to zero
* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) More than one service may be accessed.
(b) e.g. rates and car registration.
(c) Labour force status in week before the survey.
(d) Excludes those who never attended school and where level was not determined

Source: ABS data available on request, Household Use of Information Technology Survey.


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