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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2012  
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Information in this section has been compiled from data reported in the Household Use of Information Technology module of the 2010-11 Multipurpose Household Survey.


Across Australia, over 13 million people accessed the internet at home in the 12 months prior to interview. Cultural activities such as watching movies and listening to music were popular, with 53% of those accessing the internet performing these activities in 2010-11. Over a third (37%) of people downloaded videos, movies and music while on the internet. People in younger age groups performed these activities at a higher rate than older people, with 83% of 15-17 year olds listening to music or watching videos or movies online compared with 19% of those aged 65 year and over. People living in rural areas were less likely to perform these activities than those living in urban areas (40% and 54% respectively).

Additional information is available in Table 1 of the Culture and the Internet datacube located under the Downloads tab.


In 2010-11, over 9.6 million people purchased or ordered goods and services over the internet for private purposes. Cultural products purchased over the internet included CDs, DVDs, videos, books and magazines. Of those who purchased goods or services over the internet, 45% had purchased these cultural products. A higher proportion of people living in the Australian Capital Territory (56%) had purchased these cultural products over the internet, than in any other state or territory.

Additional information is available in Table 2 of the Culture and the Internet datacube located under the Downloads tab.


Household Use of information Technology, Australia, 2010-11 (cat. no. 8146.0)

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