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Household Use of Information Technology


Assistant Director
Science and Technology Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 7895
Facsimile: Canberra 1800 999 310

Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


To provide information about household use of Information Technology in Australia.


Provides results from an ABS quarterly survey of around 3,300 households on the use of Information technology.

Data detail

The publications contain an annual selection of results based on the quarterly ABS surveys. The main survey results are released on a quarterly basis, but have also been combined into an annual publication to enable better quality finer dissections of the data.

Households in remote and sparsely settled areas of Australia (Statistical Local Areas of fewer than 200 people) are excluded from the survey, the exclusion of these persons will have only a minor impact on any aggregated estimates produced for individual States and Territories with the exception of the Northern Territory where such persons account for 20% of the population.

The range of information sought has increased from the surveys conducted in 1996. Additional items of IT covered in the 1998 and 1999 surveys largely centered on an expanded number of questions on Internet access and electronic commerce.

Samples of data type include the following:

  • household computer usage;
  • household Internet access;
  • household use of other Information Technologies;
  • frequent home computer users aged 5 years and over;
  • adults using computers or accessing the Internet;
  • electronic commerce and teleworking etc.

Geographic coverage

Australia. (some State and Territory data in annual publication)

Frequency of data availability

Quarterly and Annual.

Historical data

Annual 1996, 1998.
Quarterly 1996, 1998 and 1999 (February,May,August and November).

Products and services available


Use of the Internet by Householders Australia (cat. no. 8147.0) quarterly
Household Use of Information Technology Australia (cat. no. 8146.0) annual


Some special data services are available on request.

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