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4159.0 - General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010  
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Australian's use of computers and the internet increased substantially between 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2002 55% of respondents reported using a computer at home in the 12 months prior to interview but by 2010 80% of adults had done so, with accessing the internet at home also increasing from 43% to 77% over that same period. While males remain more likely than females to use computers and access the internet, the increases in computer and internet use over this timeframe were greater for females. The proportion of females accessing the internet increased from 39% in 2002 to 76% in 2010, while use by males increased from 46% to 78% (Table 1).

10.1 Internet access, By age and sex
Graph: 10.1 Internet access, By age and sex

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