1377.0 - Measures of a Knowledge-based Economy and Society, Australia, 2003  
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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) INDICATORS

A summary of the Information and Communications Technology indicators is presented below.

A more detailed view of each indicator (including more detailed data, definitions etc.) can be found by clicking on the indicator description shown below. Please note that the description of many of the indicators in this view has been shortened to fit. In such cases, the more detailed view for those indicators contains their full description.

Abbreviations used on this page may be found in the Framework release, see Abbreviations (cat. no. 1375.0). They are also explained in the detailed view of each indicator.



CHARACTERISTIC: ICT INFRASTRUCTURE AND ACCESS

no.
period
no.
period
Internet services: number of Internet service providers (ISPs), and access lines
ISPs
667
Sep 2003
694
March 2004
Access lines
1,307,487
Sep 2003
1,474,345
March 2004

Internet workstations available in public libraries
827
1997
3,005
2000


CHARACTERISTIC: HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL USE OF ICT

%
period
%
period

Proportion of households with access to a computer
61
2002
66
2003

Proportion of households with access to a mobile phone
r44
1998
72
2002

Proportion of households with access to the Internet
46
2002
53
2003

Proportion of individuals (adults) accessing the Internet
41
1999
58
2002

Proportion of individuals (adults) using the Internet for particular activities
Work or business related purposes
36
2001
41
2002
Educational or study purposes
32
2001
36
2002
Accessing government services (from any location)
16
2001
21
2002
Purchasing or ordering goods or services (from any location)
5
1999
15
2002
Proportion of individuals (aged 15 years or over) with a disability, using the Internet for particular activities and purposes, including accessing government services
Personal or private purposes
94
2003
Work or business related purposes
37
2003
Education or study purposes
37
2003
Volunteer or community purposes
11
2003
'000
period
'000
period

Number of household ISP subscribers
4,516
Sep 2003
4,480
March 2004

'000 GB
period
'000 GB
period

Volume of data downloaded by household ISP subscribers
3,317
Sep 2003
4,978
March 2004


CHARACTERISTIC: BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT USE OF ICT

%
period
%
period
Proportion of businesses with computers, web sites and Internet access
Computers
84
Jun 2002
83
Jun 2003
Internet access
72
Jun 2002
71
Jun 2003
Web sites
24
Jun 2002
23
Jun 2003
Proportion of farms using computers and the Internet for business purposes
Computer use
53
Jun 2002
54
Jun 2003
Internet use
43
Jun 2002
46
Jun 2003
Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by broad industry group (highest and lowest)
Property and business services
87
Jun 2002
89
Jun 2003
Personal and other services
53
Jun 2002
58
Jun 2003

no.
period
no.
period

Number of non-household ISP subscribers
696,000
Sep 2003
740,000
March 2004

'000 GB
period
'000 GB
period
Volume of data downloaded by non-household subscribers
1,347
Sep 2003
1,431
March 2004


CHARACTERISTIC: PREVALENCE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

%
period
%
period
Proportion of businesses placing or receiving orders via the Internet or web
Purchasing
25
2001-02
28
2002-03
Selling
6
2001-02
13
2002-03
Proportion of business income attributable to receiving orders via the Internet or web
Earn less than 1% of income via Internet
33
2001-02
33
2002-03
Earn 1%-5% of income via Internet
31
2001-02
24
2002-03
Earn 5% or more of income via Internet
37
2001-02
42
2002-03

Business perceptions of the benefits for the business of receiving orders via the Internet or web
Increased number of customers
28
Jun 2003
Faster business processes
53
Jun 2003

Business perceptions of the benefits for the business of placing orders via the Internet or web
Time saving
84
Jun 2002
86
Jun 2003
Ability to track orders
19
Jun 2002
20
Jun 2003

CHARACTERISTIC: ICT SKILL BASE

%
period
Lack of skills as a constraint to household use of the Internet
Households
7
2000
10
2002

CHARACTERISTIC: STRENGTH OF THE ICT INDUSTRY

$m
period
ICT industry total income
total income
89,979.2
2002-03
Production of ICT goods and services income from domestic production
48,778.5
2002-03

$m
period
Trade in ICT goods and services
Imports
15,135.9
2002-03
Exports
4,646.3
2002-03


$m

period
Research and experimental development (R&D) performed by the ICT industry
1695
2001-02
1497
2002-03

no.
period


ICT industry employment
264,423
Jun 2003

r revised



This section contains the following subsection :
      Internet services: number of Internet service providers (ISPs), and access lines
      Internet workstations available in public libraries and proportion of individuals (adults aged 18 years or over) accessing the Internet via public libraries
      Proportion of households with access to a computer, by type of household, State or territory and broad region
      Proportion of households with access to a mobile phone by type of household, income and broad region
      Proportion of households with access to the Internet by type of household, state or territory and broad region
      Proportion of individuals (adults aged 18 years or over) accessing the Internet by age, sex, occupation, level of education and broad region
      Proportion of individuals (adults aged 18 years or over) using the Internet for particular activities and purposes, including accessing government services
      Number of household ISP subscribers
      Volume of data downloaded by household ISP subscribers
      Proportion of businesses with computers, web sites and Internet access by business size
      Use of computers and the Internet on farms
      Number of non-household (includes business and government) ISP subscribers
      Volume of data downloaded by non-household (includes business and government) ISP subscribers
      Proportion of businesses placing or receiving orders via the Internet or web, by broad industry group
      Proportion of business income attributable to receiving orders via the Internet or web, by business size
      Business perceptions of the benefits of receiving orders via the Internet or web
      Business perceptions of the benefits for the business of placing orders via the Internet or web
      Lack of skills as a constraint to household use of computers and the Internet
      Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry income by broad industry group
      Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by broad industry group
      Proportion of individuals (aged 15 years or over) with a disability, using the Internet for particular activities and purposes, including accessing government services
      Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry employment
      Production of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) goods and services, by broad commodity group
      Trade in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) goods and services, by broad commodity group
      Research and experimental development (R&D) performed by the ICT industry

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