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8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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HOUSEHOLD INTERNET ACCESS

The number of households with access to the internet at home continues to increase, reaching 7.3 million households in 2012–13 and representing 83% of all households (up from 79% in 2010–11). More than three quarters (77%) of all households had access to the internet via a broadband connection.

Households with internet and broadband access(a), 2006–07 to 2012–13
Graph: Households with internet and broadband access, 2006–07 to 2012–13.

Amongst states and territories, household proportions of internet access at home ranged from 89% in the Australian Capital Territory to 78% in Tasmania.

Households with internet access(a), by state or territory, 2010–11 to 2012–13
Graph: Households with internet access, by state or territory, 2010–11 to 2012–13.


HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET ACCESS

Almost every household with children under 15 years of age had access to the internet at home (96%), as compared to 78% of households without children under 15 years of age in 2012–13.

As in previous years, the greater the household income the more likely there is internet access at home. In 2012–13, 98% of households with household income of $120,000 or more had internet access, compared to 57% of households with household income of less than $40,000.

The proportion of households with internet access remains higher for those located in capital cities (85%). However, households located outside of capital cities experienced stronger growth in their proportion of internet access, rising from 74% in 2010–11 to 79% in 2012–13.

Households with internet access(a), by area of usual residence(b), 2006–07 to 2012–13
Graph: Households with internet access, by area of usual residence. 2006–07 to 2012–13.
In 2012–13, households with broadband internet access as a proportion of those with household internet access increased to 93%.

FREQUENCY OF INTERNET ACCESS

Households with internet access were asked to indicate how frequently they accessed the internet at home in the previous 12 months. In 2012–13, more than four out of five households (81%) accessed the internet at home every day and a further 16% of households accessed the internet at home at least weekly.

Households with internet access(a), frequency of access, 2006–07 to 2012–13
Households with internet access, frequency of access, 2006–07 to 2012–13.





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      Type of Household Internet Access

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