8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2016 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2016   
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Mobile handset subscriber numbers

As at 30 June 2016, there were approximately 22.0 million mobile handset subscribers in Australia. This is an increase of 4.6% since the end of June 2015.

Internet connections via a mobile handset, for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Jun 2015
Dec 2015
Jun 2016

Total mobile handset subscribers '000
20 993
21 334
21 966
Volume of data downloaded via mobile handset(a)(b)TB
71 572
90 693
121 147

(a) The volume of data downloaded is reported for the three month period prior to the reference date.
(b) The volume of data downloaded by mobile handsets may only include revenue generating downloads, and not monthly data allowances, or downloads that don't contribute to data download allowances.

Mobile handset subscriber downloads

The volume of data downloaded via mobile handsets for the three months ended 30 June 2016 was 121,147 Terabytes. This was a 33.6% increase in data downloads via mobile handsets from the three months ended 31 December 2015.

For the 22.0 million mobile handset subscribers, this equates to 1.8 GB of data downloaded per subscriber per month.