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CHARACTERISTIC: HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL USE OF ICT
ADULTS ACCESSING THE INTERNET(a)
(b) Categories for 'level of education' from 2001 are not comparable to previous years' publications. See Statistical Notes for more information.
na not available.
Source: ABS Household Use of Information Technology, Australia (cat. no. 8146.0).
ADULTS ACCESSING THE INTERNET
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).
It should be noted that counts of people or households with Internet access are not the same as counts of household ISP subscribers (because subscribers may have accounts with more than one ISP and conversely an ISP subscriber account may provide Internet access and email addresses for several people/households). Growth patterns may therefore differ from those shown in the related indicator Number of household ISP subscribers.
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.
Metropolitan refers to capital city statistical divisions. These delimit an area which is stable for general statistical purposes. The boundary is defined to contain anticipated development of the city for a period of 20 years. They contain more than just the urban centre, and represent the city in the wider sense.
Level of Education
In 2001, the ABS Classification of Qualifications (ABSQ) (cat. no. 1261.0) was replaced by the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) (cat. no. 1272.0). The ASCED is a new standard classification which can be applied to all sectors of the Australian Education system including schools, vocational education and training, and higher education. 'Level of highest educational attainment' is not comparable to the categories presented for the classification 'Qualifications' used in previous years' publications. Qualification was presented for four categories; secondary school, Trade or other certificate, Assoc. or undergrad. diploma, and Bachelors degree. These are not strictly comparable to those categories presented in the above table for 'level of education' of; Year 12 or below, Certificate, Advanced diploma or diploma or Bachelors degree or above.
FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE INTERNET FROM ANY LOCATION, 2001, Or closest available year
(a) 2000 data.
(b) Beginning of 2002.
(c) Individuals belonging to households in urban areas.
Note: There are significant differences in the age range used by countries in the above table. Proportion of all individuals of age 16 years and older except for Canada and Finland (15+), Italy (11+), Austria (6+), Mexico and the Netherlands (12+) and Australia and Turkey (18+).
Source: OECD, ICT database, August 2002 Measuring the Information Economy 2002.
INDIVIDUALS USING THE INTERNET FROM ANY LOCATION, 2002(a)
Source:OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2003, Towards a knowledge-based economy, (http://www.oecd.org).
Information on individual Internet use was provided to the OECD by National Statistical Organisations which collected the information using a variety of surveys, such as labour force, time use, household expenditure, general or specialised social surveys. Issues for international comparability include differences in the timing, scope and coverage of national surveys.
Users should note the differences in scope due to differing age cut-offs, especially given that age is an important determinant of Internet use.