8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2016  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2017   
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The total volume of data downloaded in the three months ended 31 December 2016 was 2.6 million Terabytes (or 2.6 Exabytes). This is a 23.3% increase in data downloads when compared with the three months ended 30 June 2016 and a 50.8% increase in the year between December 2015 and December 2016.

Data downloaded via fixed line broadband (2.5 million Terabytes) accounted for 98% of all internet downloads in the three months ended 31 December 2016.

Volume of data downloaded by type of access connection(a)

Dec 2015
Jun 2016
Dec 2016

Volume of data downloaded
Fixed line(b)
1 673 123
2 049 553
2 532 367
41 757
48 100
54 689
Total Broadband
1 714 880
2 097 654
2 587 056

(a) Data reported for the three month period.
(b) Fixed line includes DSL, cable, fibre and other fixed line broadband.
(c) Wireless includes satellite, fixed wireless, mobile wireless via a datacard, dongle, USB modem or tablet SIM card and other wireless broadband. Excludes data downloaded via mobile handsets which is reported in the mobile handset section.

The following graph shows the number of internet subscribers and the volume of data downloaded for the reporting periods between December 2007 and December 2016.