Australian Bureau of Statistics
8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2011
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INTERNET AND COMPUTER USE BY PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY
Location of internet use
In 2009, most persons with a reported disability who used the internet in the previous 12 months did so at Home (91%). The next most common location of internet use was Work/business (34%).
Purpose for internet use at home
Persons with a reported disability who used the internet at home in the previous 12 months were asked to indicate their purpose for using the internet. In 2009, the most commonly reported purpose was Personal/private (97%). Work/business and Education/study were the next most common purposes, at 34% and 27% respectively.
Government services accessed on the internet
Of the persons with a reported disability who accessed a government service on the internet for private purposes, almost two thirds (62%) Paid bills electronically. This was more than double the proportion of any other service used, with the next most common service being the electronic lodgement of Tax returns (28%).
COMPUTER USE BY PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY
In 2009, 71% of persons with a reported disability had access to a computer at home compared to 55% in 2003.
Just under three in five (57%) persons with a reported disability in 2009 used a computer at any location in the previous 12 months, up from 48% in 2003.
Location of computer use
The majority of persons with a reported disability who used a computer in the previous 12 months, used a computer at Home (94%). The next most common location for computer use was Work/business (34%).
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