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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
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Household computer access(a)(b)
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Footnote(s): (a) Proportion of all households. (b) Year ending 30 June, with calendar year data for 2003 and earlier, and data interpolated for 2004.

Source(s): ABS Household Use of Information Technology, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8146.0)


Home computers have become cheaper and more affordable over time, and as a result are becoming increasingly common in Australian households. In 2008-09, nearly four out of every five (78%) households in Australia had access to a home computer, compared with just over two out of every five (44%) households in 1998.

In 2008-09, households with children under 15 years of age had higher rates of computer access (91%) than those without children under 15 years (73%) (ABS 2009a).


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