Monday, December 3, 2007

The Digital Divide: who has Internet access?

63% of homes across Australia had access to the Internet in 2006. While two-thirds of homes in major cities had internet access, only 42% in very remote Australia had access. Broadband was used by 46% of homes in major cities and 24% in very remote Australia.

Patterns of Internet Access in Australia (cat. no. 8146.0.55.001) uses Census 2006 data to look at internet access across Australia. Data is cross-tabulated with various socio-economic characteristics, such as age, income, disability, employment or indigenous status.

For information on Business use of the internet see Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2005-06 (cat. no. 8166.0), also a recently released new publication.

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