Internet access in Australia has nearly doubled since 2001, according to an analysis of census information released by the ABS. In 2001, just over a third (35%) of homes across Australia had internet access; in 2006, that had grown to nearly two-thirds (63%). Nationally, two-thirds (66%) of homes in major cities have internet access, compared to under half (42%) for very remote Australia. Broadband is used by 46% of homes in major cities and 24% in very remote Australia.
This publication presents results of analyses on patterns of Internet access in Australian occupied private dwellings based on data from the Census of Population and Housing 2006. The analyses cover Internet access by households and individuals by region and socio-demographic characteristics.