Digital lives of older Australians

4 August 2016

This research snapshot aims to explore the levels of online engagement of older Australians (those aged 65 and over). It examines various measures of digital engagement, including internet access, frequency and location of internet use, as well as the devices used to access the internet and the activities undertaken online. This snapshot also discusses differences in demographic profiles of older internet users and non-users.

The importance of the digital literacy of older Australians has been recognised by the Australian Government. The Government has committed to invest $50 million to ensure that senior Australians will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to improve their safety online and allow them to participate in the modern digital economy.

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Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2016, Digital lives of older Australians, Australian Communications and Media Authority, viewed 27 February 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/66517>.

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