Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Home Internet Use Still On The Rise


29 September 2003 at 1:09 pm
Staff Reporter
The number of Australians accessing the Internet at home has steadily increased since 1998, rising from 13% of adults to 43% in 2002 according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Staff Reporter | 29 September 2003 at 1:09 pm


0 Comments


 Print
Home Internet Use Still On The Rise
29 September 2003 at 1:09 pm

The number of Australians accessing the Internet at home has steadily increased since 1998, rising from 13% of adults to 43% in 2002 according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Great food for thought if you need a reason to spend funds on upgrading your organisation’s website!

The figures show that access to the Internet and use of computers is highest in younger age groups, decreasing with age, and is higher in metropolitan areas.

While the percentage of Australian adults using the Internet anywhere continued to rise in 2002, access to computers appears to have stabilised.

Internet use rose from 54% of adults to 58% between 2001 and 2002, building on the strong rise from 1998 when only 31% of adults used the Internet.

In 2002, the Internet was used by 23% of adults to pay bills or transfer funds (up from 17% in 2001), 21% of adults to access government services (up from 16% in 2001) and 15% of adults shopped via the Internet (up from 11% in 2001).

The number of Internet shoppers has increased by 34% since 2001 and the amount they spent also grew markedly.

The percentage of shoppers spending up to $500 via the Internet decreased from 61% in 2001 to 46% in 2002, while those who spent over $1,000 increased from 19% in 2001 to 34% in 2002.

Internet shoppers spent around $1.9 billion in 2001, compared to at least $4 billion in 2002.



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Tags : Internet,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Faith without work(ers) is dead

John Falzon

Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 9:00 am

Tie-dye face masks helping raise money for sick kids

Luke Michael

Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 8:00 am

Advocates push to allow reusable cups at Aussie cafes again

Luke Michael

Friday, 3rd July 2020 at 4:43 pm

New government fund to encourage investment in women-led enterprises

Luke Michael

Thursday, 2nd July 2020 at 5:02 pm

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×

We need your help.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Pro Bono Australia has seen a devastating fall in advertising and less people posting on our job board, which is how we fund our free news service. You can show us that you value the work we do by making a contribution.

 Make a contribution 

You have Successfully Subscribed!