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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2005  
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National and state summary tables

OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN: NATIONAL SUMMARY

COMMUNICATIONS

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1
Households with a computer
‘000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3,083
3,337
3,803
4,311
4,556
5,038
n.a.
2
Households with a computer
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
44
47
53
58
61
66
n.a.
3
Households connected to the internet
‘000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,098
1,538
2,340
3,114
3,445
4,039
n.a.
4
Households connected to the internet
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
16
22
32
42
46
53
n.a.

TRANSPORT

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

5
Number of passenger vehicles(a)
‘000
n.a.
8,629
8,989
9,206
9,527
9,686
n.a.
9,836
10,101
10,366
10,629
6
Passenger vehicles per 1, 000 population(b)
no.
n.a.
477
491
497
509
512
n.a.
507
514
522
529

ENVIRONMENT

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

7
Net water consumption(c)(d)
ML’000
18,575
21,142
19,875
22,186
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
24,909
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8
Net household water consumption(d)
ML’000
1,704
1,800
1,691
1,829
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2,181
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

CRIME

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

9
Victims of personal crime(e)(f)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.3
n.a.
n.a.
10
Victims of household crime(f)(g)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
9.0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.9
n.a.
n.a.

(a) The number of passenger vehicles refers to the total number of passenger vehicles registered at the date of the motor vehicle census.
(b) The ratio of passenger vehicles registered to 1, 000 estimated resident population at 30 June.
(c) Net water consumption estimates cannot be compared from 1994-1997 to 2001. This is due to the differences in data sources and the methodologies used to calculate estimates.
(d) One megalitre (ML) equals 1 million litres.
(e) Data refers to the victimisation prevalence rate.
(f) Assault and robbery among people aged 15 and over. Sexual assault among people aged 18 and over.
(g) Actual or attempted break-ins and motor vehicle theft.

Reference periods:
Data for indicators 1-4 are at the point in time when the surveys were conducted.
Data for indicators 5-6 are at 31 May in 1995; 31 October in 1996-1999; 31 March in 2001-2004; 30 June ERP.
Data for indicators 7-8 are for year ending 30 June.
Data for indicators 9-10 are for the 12 months prior to the survey.

OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN: STATE SUMMARY

COMMUNICATIONS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

1 Households with a computer
‘000
2003
1,653
1,278
957
390
512
111
np
99
5,038
2 Households with a computer
%
2003
65
68
65
62
67
57
np
80
66
3 Households connected to the internet
‘000
2003
1,365
1,019
757
300
406
78
np
82
4,039
4 Households connected to the internet
%
2003
54
54
52
48
53
41
np
66
53

TRANSPORT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

5 Number of passenger vehicles(b)
‘000
2004
3,250
2,873
1,987
887
1,122
256
69
186
10,629
6 Passenger vehicles (per 1000 population)(b)(c)
no.
2004
483
578
512
578
566
530
345
573
529

ENVIRONMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT(e)
Aust.

7 Net water consumption(d)
ML’000
2000-01
9,425
7,140
4,711
1,647
1,409
417
160
n.a.
24,909
8 Net household water consumption(d)
ML’000
2000-01
679.2
472.3
500.9
180.6
82.4
59.3
44.6
n.a.
2,181.4

CRIME

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(f)
ACT
Aust.

Victims of personal crime(g)(h) 9
%
2002
5.7
5.2
4.7
4.9
5.7
5.2
8.1
5.9
5.3
10 Victims of household crime(g)(i)
%
2002
9.6
7.0
9.0
8.2
10.4
8.9
20.3
9.2
8.9

(a) Northern Territory estimates for 2003 are included in the total and other classifications but cannot be shown separately.
(b) The number of passenger vehicles refers to the total number of passenger vehicles registered at the date of the motor vehicle census.
(c) The ratio of passenger vehicles registered to 1, 000 estimated resident population at 30 June.
(d) One megalitre (ML) equals 1 million litres.
(e) Data for ACT is included in NSW data.
(f) Data for NT refers mainly to urban areas.
(g) Data refers to victimisation prevalence rate.
(h) Assault and robbery among people aged 15 and over. Sexual assault among people aged 18 and over.
(i) Actual or attempted break-ins and motor vehicle theft.

Reference periods: Data for indicators 1-4 are at the point in time when the surveys were conducted.
Data for indicators 5-6 are at 31 March; 30 June ERP.
Data for indicators 7-8 are for year ending 30 June.
Data for indicators 9-10 are for the 12 months prior to the survey.


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