Table 5.16 shows the types of non-white good appliances that occur in a typical Australian household. It shows that most households have a television (99%), a microwave (92%) and a DVD player/recorder (87%). Around 60% of households have a printer/scanner/fax machine and desktop computer and 59% have a stereo system.
In 2008, while almost all households in Australia had a television, there is a trend in the type of television away from the normal picture tube television (CRT) toward those with LCD and Plasma screens. Over half of households with a normal picture tube television (CRT) (57%) had two or more of this type of television.
Almost one-fifth of households with LCD televisions (19%) had two or more LCD TVs (table 5.19). Of households with Plasma televisions, around one in ten (11%) had two or more such televisions.
In 2008, six in ten households (60%) had a desktop computer and four in ten households (38%) in Australia had a laptop/notebook computer. In the Australian Capital Territory, almost seven in ten households (69%) had a desktop computer in 2008 and five in ten households (48%) had a laptop/notebook computer (table 5.16).