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CHARACTERISTIC: BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT USE OF ICT
PROPORTION OF BUSINESSES WITH INTERNET ACCESS AND WEB PRESENCE(a), by Industry
(a) Proportions are of all businesses in scope of the survey (that is mainly employing businesses) in each industry. See publication Explanatory Notes for more information.
Source: ABS Business Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2001–02 and 2002–03 (cat. no. 8129.0).
Data are from the ABS annual Business Use of Information Technology Survey. Please see the Explanatory Notes of cat. no. 8129.0 for further information on the survey including scope, methodology, data quality, concepts and definitions.
Classification by industry
The above statistics are classified according to the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0). The statistical unit used in the survey is the management unit; these are classified to a single industry on the basis of their main income earning activity, irrespective of whether the unit also generates income from related or unrelated secondary activities.
A world-wide collection of computers which are linked together to form a repository of stored information and to provide a range of communication services. These services include, but are not limited to, the World Wide Web (WWW), email and extranet.
Includes a web site, home page or a presence on another entity's web site. A web site or home page is an electronic document that is accessed via a unique address on the World Wide Web. The document provides information in a textual, graphical or multimedia format.
INTERNET PENETRATION BY INDUSTRY, 2001(a)(b)
(b) Proportion of businesses with ten or more employees in each industry group.
(c) All businesses.
(d) Businesses with 50 or more employees.
Source: OECD, ICT database and Eurostat, E-Commerce Pilot Survey 2001, August 2002 Measuring the Information Economy 2002 (http://www.oecd.org).
Information on business Internet use is provided to the OECD by National Statistical Organisations. Issues for international comparability include differences in the timing and scope (in particular industry and size) of national surveys. The table presented above has had scope differences due to size removed (with the exception of Canada and Japan). Scope differences due to industry will be present in the total All industries figure.
Users should note that statistics on ICT use may differ because of differences in the composition of businesses between countries.