Australian Bureau of Statistics
8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2013 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/10/2013
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to report subscriber numbers by type of access connection as at 30 June 2013.
ISPs WITH MORE THAN 1,000 SUBSCRIBERS
There were 12,358,000 internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2013. This represents an increase of 2% since the end of December 2012 and an annual growth of 3%.
The number and proportion of internet connections that were dial-up continued to decline, with over 98% of internet connections at 30 June 2013 being broadband.
Footnote(s): For ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers
Source(s): 8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia
At 30 June 2013, there were 6.2 million mobile wireless broadband connections in Australia, an increase of 3% since the end of December 2012. Mobile wireless broadband was again the most prevalent internet technology in Australia, accounting for half of all connections.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections increased by 1% over the same period, to 4.8 million connections.
In percentage terms, Fibre was the fastest growing type of internet access connection, increasing by 26% since the end of December 2012, to 115,000 connections at 30 June 2013.
The June 2013 iteration of the Internet Activity Survey is a full census of all ISPs operating in Australia. Comparison is made between June 2013 Census and the previous census cycle, conducted in respect of June 2010.
In June 2013 there were 12,408,000 internet subscribers in Australia, compared to 9,569,000 in June 2010.
The proportion of internet subscribers with access connection via dial-up was 2% in June 2013, compared with 8% in June 2010. The proportion of connections that were DSL decreased to 39% in June 2013 from 44% in June 2010, and subscribers with access connection via mobile wireless broadband increased to 50% of all connections in June 2013, from 36% in June 2010.
Further information is available in the Internet Activity Census cycle Data Cube.
This page last updated 4 October 2013
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