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New ABS Report: more than a million new broadband households in Australia

29 January, 2008
By Allison Orr

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a new report showing that a million more Australian households have signed up for Broadband Internet since 2005-06, with broadband connections up from 2.3 million to 3.5 million, or 43% of all households.

The uptake of broadband varied across states and territories with the ACT having the highest proportion of broadband households (58%), and Tasmania the lowest (32%).  Broadband was also more prevalent in metropolitan areas, and high income earners, people with higher levels of educational attainment and younger people (aged 15-24) had relatively higher levels of broadband access.

For a summary of the results see the media release.
For the full results, see the report: Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2006-07.

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