2006 Census: Australian Internet Access30 July, 2007
|By Allison Orr|
The first release of the 2006 Australian Census data is now available and for the first time data was collected on the type of Internet connection householders had.
The results show that 61% (or 4.3 million) of Australian households have an Internet connection of some kind, with most of those being broadband. In total, 65% (or 2.8 million) of all Internet connections in Australian households are broadband.
Across the country, the results are quite even across the states, with Tasmania having the lowest number of connected households (53%) and Western Australia having the highest (63%). Of the households connected, Sydney and Canberra had the highest number of broadband connections.