Country Idealist Profiles

Australia – Internet Access

Posted in Australia, Australia Basics, Australia General by blopote on July 15, 2008

Internet hosts: 9.458 million (2007). Internet users: 15.3 million (2006).

At the national level 66% of dwellings in major cities have access to the Internet, compared to 42% for very remote Australia. This gap is similar for Broadband access, the corresponding figures being 46% and 24%. Corresponding access rates for Inner Regional, Outer Regional and Remote Australia are 56%, 52% and 53% for Internet access and 32%, 27% and 28% for Broadband access.

Regression analysis results reveal that regional and remote areas are at least 40% less likely to have Broadband access relative to major cities. The likelihood of any Internet access is relatively higher, but still considerably lower than major cities.

The Australian Capital Territory has the highest proportion of occupied dwellings connected to the Internet (75%).

New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia have similar levels of Internet connection, ranging between 63% and 65%.

South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have similar levels of connectivity, ranging between 55% and 58%.

Similar patterns were observed for Broadband connectivity as well. The Australian Capital Territory has the highest proportion of occupied dwellings having Broadband connectivity (53%). New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia have very similar levels of Broadband connectivity, ranging between 41% and 42%. South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have similar levels of connectivity, ranging between 28% and 32%.

Source:
http://www.infoplease.com

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