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HOUSEHOLD INTERNET AND COMPUTER ACCESS
Households with home internet access, by State or Territory, 2010-11
Home internet access is more common in households with higher incomes. The proportion of households in the highest income quintile with internet access was 95%, compared with 55% for households in the lowest income quintile.
Households with home internet access, by equivalised household income quintile(a), 2010-11
Home internet access is also more common in households with children under 15 years of age (93%), compared with other households (74%). Additionally, the proportion of home internet access is higher for households in State and Territory capitals (82%) than households in other areas (74%).
Frequency of home internet access
Households with access to the internet were asked how frequently they accessed the internet at home. In 2010-11, most households (77%) were using the internet every day. A further 20% of households were using the internet at least weekly.
Frequency of home internet access, 2010-11
HOUSEHOLDS WITH ACCESS TO A HOME COMPUTER
The proportion of Australian households with access to a computer at home was 83% in 2010-11. As with internet access, computer access at home is more common for households: in the highest income quintile (96%); with children under 15 years of age (95%); and in State and Territory capitals (85%).
Household access to a computer at home by State or Territory ranged from 91% for the Australian Capital Territory to 76% for Tasmania.
Households with access to a home computer, by State or Territory, 2010-11