8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2014 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/10/2014   
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Mobile handset subscriber numbers

As at 30 June 2014, there were 20.6 million mobile handset subscribers in Australia, an increase of 1% from 20.3 million subscribers at the end of December 2013.

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

Jun 2013
Dec 2013
Jun 2014

Total mobile handset subscribers '000
19 645
20 281
20 567
Volume of data downloaded via mobile handset(a)TB
19 636
27 627
38 734

(a) The volume of data downloaded by mobile handsets may only include revenue generating downloads, 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 2014 was 38,734 Terabytes, a 40% increase from the three months ended 31 December 2013. This represents 4% of total data downloaded.

For the 20.6 million mobile handset subscribers, this equates to 0.6 GB of data downloaded per subscriber per month.