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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Information technology and Communications >> Household use of information technology

The main dimensions of household use of information technology relate to the proportion of households with computers, the extent of computer use at home, and the proportion of households accessing the Internet from home.


HOUSEHOLD USE OF COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

In 2002, just over half (51%) of Tasmanian households had access to a home computer and approximately a third (31%) of Tasmanian households had home Internet access. During 2002, growth in Internet access (13.6%, from 59,000 to 67,000 households) was greater than growth in home computer access (2.1%, from 96,000 to 98,000 households).

Households with children under 15 years of age were more likely to have access to a computer than those without children under 15. Households with higher incomes were more likely to have access to a computer or the Internet than households with lower incomes. Access to a home computer or Internet was more likely to occur in metropolitan areas than in regional Tasmania.

HOUSEHOLD COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS, Tasmania(a) - 2002

Computer access

Internet access

2001
2002
2001
2002

%
%
%
%

Households
Without children under 15
44
44
28
30
With children under 15
68
70
39
49

Household income
$0-$24,999
na
28
na
16
$25,000-$49,999
na
54
na
33
$50,000-$74,999
na
74
na
56
$75,000 or more
na
79
na
67
Not stated or unknown
na
60
na
43

Region
Metropolitan Hobart
54
55
37
38
Rest of Tasmania
48
49
27
33

Total
50
51
31
35

na not available
(a) Proportions are of households in each category.

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


These statistics relate to a Tasmania Together benchmark.


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