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CHARACTERISTIC: ICT SKILL BASE
LACK OF SKILLS AS A CONSTRAINT TO USE OF COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET
(b) In respect of Internet access, the person responding for the household was offered two skills related reasons for not having access to the Internet at home: 'no-one in household knows how to use the Internet' and 'lack of confidence/skills with computer'. Responses against these two reasons have been aggregated for the purposes of this indicator. In respect of having a computer, the person responding for the household was offered one skills related reason, that is 'no-one in household knows how to use a computer'.
Source:ABS Household Use of Information Technology, Australia (cat. no. 8146.0)
Household data are from the ABS Household Use of Information Technology Survey. Up to 2000 data was collected as part of the ABS Population Survey Monitor (PSM) in 2001 as part of the Survey of Education, Training and Information Technology (SETIT) and in 2002 as part of the General Social Survey (GSS).
In the Household Use of Information Technology Survey, a computer includes desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, items such as pocket computers or 'personal organisers' which can be plugged into larger computers and dedicated word processors. Games machines were excluded from the 2000 survey as were machines where repair or restoration to working order was not being planned.
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.
A household is defined as a group of one or more persons in a private dwelling who consider themselves to be separate from other persons in the dwelling, and who make regular provisions to take meals separately from those other persons. Lodgers who receive accommodation and meals are not treated as separate households. A household may consist of any number of family and non-family members.