Australian Bureau of Statistics
Western Australians expand their use of information technology, Mar 2000
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Western Australians expand their use of information technology
The percentage of households with Internet access in Western Australia increased to 18.8% in 1998-99, up from 11.8% in the first six months of 1998, though still below the Australian figure of 19.2% according to previously unpublished Western Australian figures released in an information bulletin by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
"This bulletin has focused on Western Australian household and business use of information technology and contains a range of unpublished results from a number of our recent IT surveys," said Colin Nagle, Regional Director of the ABS. "The bulletin was produced to help government agencies in WA make informed decisions on the State's use of IT."
According to the bulletin the number of households in Western Australia with a computer increased to 46.3% during the 1998-99 financial year. This is slightly below the Australian figure of 46.5%, but up from 37.6% in the first six months of 1998. The number of households stating that they intend to connect to the Internet over the next 12 months implies that by 1999-2000 over one quarter of Western Australian households will be connected to the Internet.
Other findings in the bulletin include:
Copies of the Information Bulletin Western Australia's Use of Information Technology, 1 March 2000 are available from ABS Bookshops, or by phoning 08 9360 5905.
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