This feature article updates and extends measures of the size, growth and nature of digital activity in Australia for the period from 2011-12 to 2017-18. The estimates incorporated data from the most recent 2017-18 Supply and Use tables.
The ABS measures digital activity in Australia as the production of:
- Digital enabling infrastructure, such as computer hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and support services that form and facilitate the use of computer networks;
- Digital media, which covers digital audio, video and advertisement broadcasting services that can be created, accessed, stored or viewed on digital devices; and
- E-commerce, which incorporate retail and wholesale services and margins from digitally ordered or platform enabled online transactions.
More details on the ABS digital activity framework are covered in the Chief Economist Series.