8147.0 - Use of the Internet by Householders, Australia, May 2000
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ABS: Increasing use of the internet and home computers
Over half of all Australian households (54 per cent or 3.8 million households) had a home computer and one third (2.3 million households) had home Internet access by May 2000, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates.
This compares to May 1999 data where 47 per cent of Australian households (3.2 million) had access to a home computer while 22 per cent (1.5 million) had home Internet access. The increase in the number of households with home Internet access (800,000 households) was much higher than the increase in the number of households with home computers (579,000) over the 12 months to May 2000.
When the characteristics of households are analysed some interesting trends in terms of computer and Internet access occur. For example:
Details are in Use of the Internet by Householders, Australia, May 2000 (cat. no. 8147.0) which is available from ABS Bookshops. The main features of the publication are available on this site. If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication, contact the ABS bookshop in your capital city.
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