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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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For the year ending 30 June 2002 in Tasmania, the horticulture and fruit growing industry reported the highest proportion of farms using a computer (61%), followed by the dairy farming industry (60%). The grain, sheep and beef cattle farming industry reported the lowest proportion of farms using a computer, with 42%.

Use of the Internet for the year to 30 June 2002 was highest in the poultry farming industry (59%) and lowest in the grain, sheep and beef cattle farming industry (31%).


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

Access
Used for business operations
Access
Used for business operations

%

%

%

%

Horticulture and fruit growing
70
61
55
53
Grain, sheep and beef cattle farming
49
42
37
31
Dairy cattle farming
69
60
51
47
Poultry farming
64
^59
64
^59
Other livestock farming
57
49
42
36
Other crop growing
63
57
50
43

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
(a) Farms with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more. Percentages are of all farms in each category.

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


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