8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2006-07  
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This chapter presents some international comparisons for household use of computer, Internet and Broadband statistics between Australia and selected countries. The data relating to Australia are taken from the 2006-07 Multi-Purpose Household Survey and have been adjusted to reflect all households, while all other data are provided courtesy of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with reference periods mainly of 2005 and 2006. These data were originally published in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2007 and OECD key Information and Communication Technology (ICT) indicators (available at OECD website<www.oecd.org>). Although data published by the OECD in relation to households' access to a home computer, Internet and Broadband are comparable to some degree, users should be aware of the differences in definitions, coverage and reference periods of the surveys covering these topics. The metadata for OECD Countries' ICT Collections site available at <www.oecd.org/site/ictmetadata> provides detailed information on the reference period and survey scope for each country.

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