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CHARACTERISTIC: PREVALENCE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
BUSINESSES EARNING INCOME VIA THE INTERNET, By business size, 2002–03(a)
* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Proportions are of in-scope businesses earning income via the Internet or Web in each employment size category. See publication Explanatory Notes for more information on the survey's scope.
(b) Estimates related to Internet income should be used with caution. See publication Explanatory Notes for more information.
Source: ABS Business Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2002–03 (cat. no. 8129.0).
Data are from the ABS annual Business Use of Information Technology Survey. Please see the Explanatory Notes of cat. no. 8129.0 for further information on the survey including scope, methodology, data quality, concepts and definitions.
A world-wide collection of computers which are linked together to form a repository of stored information and to provide a range of communication services. These services include, but are not limited to, the World Wide Web (WWW), email and extranet.
Web/World Wide Web (WWW)
A system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a script called HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. Source: http://www.webopedia.com/.
Placing or receiving orders via the Internet or web
Placing or receiving orders for goods and services via the Internet or web, with or without associated online payments. Activities relating to Internet orders for goods and services received via the Internet/web are difficult to measure and estimates should be used with caution. See paragraphs 17–20 of publication Explanatory Notes for more information. Internet/web selling includes email or Extranet orders, but excludes orders over proprietary networks not using the Internet.