1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003
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TELEPHONE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESS, Indigenous persons aged 15 years or over, Queensland, 2002
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Queensland, 2002, cat. no. 4714.3.55.001
In 2002, 58% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years or over reported that they had used a computer in the last 12 months and 41% reported that they had accessed the Internet in the last 12 months. Use of information technology (IT) was much higher in non-remote areas with computer usage and Internet access rates substantially above those for remote areas. Those living in non-remote areas were also much more likely to have a working telephone in the home (80% compared with 58%).
People with a disability or long term health condition were less likely to use information technology, as were older people and those in low income households. While the employed and unemployed recorded similar rates of use, those who were not in the labour force were less likely to use either a computer or the internet. There was also a correlation between the highest year of school completed by Indigenous people and their use of information technology.
USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BY HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION,
Indigenous persons aged 15 years or over and no longer at school, Queensland, 2002
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