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8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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People who accessed the internet at home within the previous 12 months were asked to report their participation in selected internet activities (emailing and general browsing were not asked). In 2012–13, the four most popular online activities were: Paying bills or banking online (72%); Social networking (66%); Listening to music or watching videos or movies online (58%); and Accessing government services (58%).

Overall, internet activity was highest amongst the younger age groups (persons under the age of 35). Internet savvy 15–17 year olds most commonly went online for Educational purposes (93%), whereas 18–24 year olds preferred Social networking (92%) over other activities. However, the remainder of age groups (25–34 year olds through to persons aged 65 years or over) all reported their most common online activity as Paying bills or banking online.

Persons with internet access at home(a), selected online activities by age group(b), 2012–13

Graph: Persons with internet access at home, selected online activities by age group, 2012–13.

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