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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Information technology and Communications >> Adults accessing the Internet

Approximately 50% of all Tasmanians aged 18 years and over accessed the Internet at some time during 2002. The comparable proportion for 2001 was 47% and for 2000 the proportion was 42%.

In 2002, home was the site where adults were most likely to use the Internet. Adults in metropolitan Hobart were more likely to access the Internet from home when compared with adults in the rest of Tasmania who accessed the Internet from home. Over 50% of adults outside metropolitan Hobart did not access the Internet.


ADULTS ACCESSING THE INTERNET, Site of access, Tasmania(a)(b)

Home

Work
Other sites

Any site
2001
2002
2001
2002
2001
2002
2001
2002

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Age group (years)
18-24
40
42
26
24
69
69
80
80
25-34
29
39
30
35
28
45
54
67
35-44
36
46
32
30
26
30
57
61
45-54
39
35
32
36
18
19
54
51
55-64
16
21
13
21
10
13
25
35
65 and over(c)
na
7
na
np
na
*4
na
9

Sex
Males
30
35
26
27
26
31
48
53
Females
27
29
21
23
22
26
45
47

Level of highest educational attainment(d)
Bachelor degree or above
63
56
67
66
36
45
87
83
Advanced diploma or diploma
40
48
40
48
27
43
69
68
Certificate
30
29
19
21
22
21
50
46
Year 12 or below
19
26
13
15
21
25
35
42

Labour force status(e)
Not employed
15
16
2
5
16
20
25
27
Employed
39
44
40
40
30
35
63
66

Region
Metropolitan Hobart
36
35
30
30
28
31
55
54
Rest of Tasmania
23
30
18
21
21
26
41
47

Total
28
32
23
25
24
28
47
50

na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable
* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Proportions are of all adults in each category. Adults could nominate more than one site if applicable.
(b) Access occurred at least once during the 12-month period.
(c) Persons aged 65 years or over not in scope in 2001. Imputed data for this category included in totals and other classifications.
(d) Excludes those who never attended school and where level was not determined.
(e) Labour force status in week before the survey.

Source: ABS data available on request, Household Use of Information Technology Survey.


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