This release presents detailed indicators, as collected by the 2011-12 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS), on the incidence of business use of information technology and associated activities, such as internet commerce, in Australia.
There are two components to this release: web based information and data cubes. The data cubes contain the detailed data that underpins the tables and commentary included in the web based information.
Four in five Australian businesses with internet access use it for financial activities including online banking, invoicing and payments, however not all businesses with internet access have a website or other web presence. Nearly two thirds of these businesses said they did not see the need to have a website, and one quarter reported they lacked the technical expertise to set one up.