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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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There is a relationship between people's age and computer use, with younger people reporting greater use of personal computers at home in the week before the 2001 Census.

For the following age groups:

  • 0-24 years - Almost half (46.0%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.
  • 25-49 years - Just under half (43.3%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.
  • 50+ years - One-fifth (20.7%) of all people reported they had used a computer in the week before the Census.

    COMPUTER USE AT HOME BY AGE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
    0-24 years
    25-49 years
    50+ years
    Total
    No
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    No
    Yes

    Local government area
    %
    %
    %
    %
    %
    %
    %
    %


    Greater Hobart-Southern
    Brighton
    65.9
    31.0
    65.0
    33.4
    80.8
    17.4
    68.5
    29.3
    Central Highlands
    65.5
    30.5
    68.4
    29.1
    80.8
    16.6
    71.6
    25.4
    Clarence
    46.2
    49.9
    49.9
    47.1
    72.8
    24.5
    55.9
    40.9
    Derwent Valley
    61.6
    34.9
    64.8
    31.9
    83.2
    13.5
    69.0
    27.7
    Glamorgan/Spring Bay
    56.6
    37.0
    61.2
    33.0
    80.3
    16.3
    67.9
    27.1
    Glenorchy
    55.3
    41.6
    58.6
    39.1
    83.4
    14.1
    65.3
    32.1
    Hobart
    36.1
    58.1
    41.2
    54.2
    66.7
    29.0
    47.1
    47.9
    Huon Valley
    54.7
    41.2
    56.9
    39.0
    76.1
    20.5
    61.7
    34.4
    Kingborough
    40.2
    56.8
    44.6
    53.5
    65.4
    32.8
    49.0
    48.7
    Sorell
    55.1
    41.7
    59.4
    38.7
    77.7
    19.7
    62.8
    34.6
    Southern Midlands
    59.0
    37.8
    64.3
    33.6
    84.3
    13.9
    68.2
    29.5
    Tasman
    54.4
    40.9
    65.5
    30.6
    75.5
    22.1
    65.8
    30.5
    Total
    48.6
    47.5
    52.0
    44.9
    74.3
    22.7
    57.6
    39.1

    Northern
    Break O’Day
    57.7
    39.1
    62.4
    35.5
    78.0
    18.0
    67.3
    29.5
    Dorset
    54.9
    41.6
    60.8
    37.1
    80.6
    14.9
    65.1
    31.6
    Flinders
    61.8
    32.1
    60.7
    36.3
    74.9
    24.1
    66.2
    30.7
    George Town
    55.6
    39.4
    57.9
    38.2
    74.0
    19.6
    61.7
    33.2
    Launceston
    51.3
    45.0
    54.8
    42.2
    76.7
    19.0
    60.0
    36.3
    Meander Valley
    48.6
    47.6
    53.4
    44.8
    75.2
    19.8
    58.0
    38.5
    Northern Midlands
    52.3
    44.9
    57.0
    41.6
    79.8
    17.6
    62.3
    35.5
    West Tamar
    41.6
    55.8
    47.4
    50.4
    70.7
    26.1
    52.5
    44.8
    Total
    50.2
    46.2
    54.5
    42.9
    76.0
    19.8
    59.5
    37.1

    Mersey-Lyell
    Burnie
    55.1
    41.9
    56.4
    40.8
    78.4
    17.9
    62.4
    34.5
    Central Coast
    49.9
    46.4
    54.7
    42.7
    77.6
    16.8
    60.5
    35.6
    Circular Head
    56.1
    40.9
    59.1
    39.2
    81.7
    15.7
    64.0
    33.6
    Devonport
    53.9
    42.1
    56.8
    40.5
    80.1
    17.1
    63.4
    33.5
    Kentish
    52.9
    42.4
    56.4
    38.5
    74.6
    19.9
    60.4
    34.6
    King Island
    54.5
    41.8
    57.8
    40.6
    76.4
    22.3
    62.9
    35.0
    Latrobe
    52.3
    45.1
    56.9
    41.6
    80.6
    17.0
    63.1
    34.8
    Waratah/Wynyard
    52.6
    44.6
    57.6
    40.4
    78.3
    19.4
    62.0
    35.6
    West Coast
    64.0
    32.6
    61.6
    35.8
    82.9
    13.4
    67.7
    29.2
    Total
    54.0
    42.6
    57.2
    40.3
    79.0
    17.4
    62.5
    34.3

    Tasmania(c)
    50.3
    46.0
    53.9
    43.3
    75.8
    20.7
    59.3
    37.4

    (a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
    (b) In the week before the 2001 Census.
    (c) Totals include unincorporated.
    Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Australian Census Analytic Program: Australia Online: How Australians are Using Computers and the Internet, 2001 (cat. no. 2056.0) examines the socioeconomic and regional characteristics of people using computers at home and the Internet, using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.


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