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CHARACTERISTIC: HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL USE OF ICT
HOUSEHOLDS WITH ACCESS TO A MOBILE PHONE(a)
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).
A personal telephone which operates by battery from any location within range of receiving from a relay station, sometimes called a cellular mobile phone. They should not be confused with a car phone or cordless phone. A digital mobile phone (GSM) specifies that the phone relies on a digital operating system. An analogue mobile phone refers to a mobile phone connected to an analogue network (although the analogue network has been phased out, services were still available in areas outside major cities until the end of 2000). A CDMA mobile phone (Code Division Multiple Access) operates on the CDMA digital network.
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.
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.