Scott Ewing


Scott is a Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology’s Institute for Social Research and at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. He has more than twenty years’ experience as a social researcher, both at Swinburne and in the private sector. Scott is the author of numerous articles analysing the social impact of new technologies. He is currently managing the Australian component of the World Internet Project, a global survey of internet use and non-use.

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4 Jan 2015

The example of Australian broadband policy touches on a central concern of digital divide debates, namely the relationship between socio-economic factors and internet adoption, which scholars and experts have long argued determine the digital divide, leading them to conclude that infrastructure provision will not, on...


31 Dec 2014

This report presents findings from the third survey of the Australian component of the World Internet Project. The survey was conducted in late 2013.

This research is a project of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Swinburne Institute...


15 Oct 2014

Older Australians have been slower to engage with the internet and associated technologies the than their younger counter-parts. This presentation uses Australian World Internet Project data to examine this differential pattern of adoption by older Australians and to analyse what older Australians are doing online...


1 Jan 2014

This study of online retail in Australia from 2007-13, part of the World Internet Project (WIP) reveals a consistent pattern of large increases in the number of online purchases made by Australian consumers, reaching an average expenditure of $2616 a year in 2013.


27 Sep 2012

Australians are among the most enthusiastic online shoppers in the world.

Our most recent survey, published in the CCi Digital Futures report, The Internet in Australia 2012 , has found a quarter of Australian internet users make weekly purchases online, compared to...

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