Australian home internet access quadruples in the last decade

ICT has become increasingly more affordable over the past decade with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recording marked increases in access to PCs and the Internet in Australian households.In its Household Use of Information Technology report the ABS found that access to the Internet at home between 1998 to 2008-09 had more than quadrupled from 16 to 72 per cent of Australians.To read this Computerworld report in full, see:
Also see:Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2008-09
According to the 2008-09 MPHS, 72% of Australian households had home internet access and 78% of households had access to a computer. Between 1998 to 2008-09, household access to the internet at home has more than quadrupled from 16% to 72%, while access to computers has increased from 44% to 78%.The number of households with a broadband internet connection increased by 18% from the previous year, to an estimated 5.0 million households. Broadband is accessed by close to two-thirds (62%) of all households in Australia and 86% of all households with internet access. A small proportion of respondents (2%) did not know the type of their internet connection at home.To download the ABS report in full, see:

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