[LINK] ABS - Business Use of IT. Internet income up 20%

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Jun 26 14:50:55 EST 2009


At 11:17 AM 26/06/2009, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>Perhaps the ABS needs new metrics...

ABS have an ICT reference group with people from 
industry to consult on what to collect: 
<http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8101.0Main+Features5Feb+2009>. 
I go along representing the ACS and there are 
people from the AIIA and other bodies: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2008/04/government-statistics-cutbacks-threaten.html>. 
If you aren't a member of a represented group I 
am sure ABS would be happy to have suggestions directly.

Currently ABS are in development for the 
Household Use of Information Technology (HUIT) 
2010-11 collection and have asked for comments by 
next week. The data items collected for the current HUIT (2008-09) are:

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HUIT 2008–09 MPHS Data Items
Q1 Whether household has access to a computer
1. Household has access
2. Household does not have access
Q2 Whether household has access to the internet
1. Household has access
2. Household does not have access
3. Don't know
Q3 Frequency of household internet access in the past 12 months
1. Every day
2. At least weekly
3. At least monthly
4. At least yearly
5. Never
6. Don't know
Q4 Type of household internet connection
1. Dial-up
2. Broadband
3. Both
4. Don't know
Q5 Type of household broadband connection (if using broadband)
1. ADSL
2. Cable
3. ISDN
4. Other
5. Don't know
Q6 Whether knows download speed of household broadband connection
1. Yes
2. No
Q7 Download speed of broadband connection
1. Less than 256 kbps
2. 256 kbps to less than 512 kbps
3. 512 kbps to less than 1.5 mbps
4. 1.5 mbps or more
Q8 Whether accessed the internet at home in the last 12 months
1. Did access
2. Did not access
Q9 Frequency of personal home internet access in the last 12 months
1. Every day
2. At least weekly
3. At least monthly
4. At least yearly
5. Don't know
Q10 Purposes of home internet access in last 12 months
*More than one response is allowed.
1. Volunteer or community group activities
2. Work or business
3. Education or study
4. Personal or private use
5. Anything else
Q11 Main purpose of internet access in last 12 months
1. Volunteer or community group activities
2. Work or business
3. Education or study
4. Personal or private use
5. Other
6. Don't know
Q12 Whether accessed the internet at work in the last 12 months
1. Accessed the internet
2. Did not access the internet
Q2 Places of internet access other than home or work
*More than one response is allowed.
1. School, TAFE, University or other educational institution
2. Public library
3. Government shopfront, agency or department
4. Internet or Cyber Cafe, shopping mall or airport
5. Neighbour's, friend's or relative's house
6. Anywhere else
7. None of these
Q1 Whether purchased or ordered goods or services 
via the internet in the past 12 months for
personal use (by type)
*More than one response is allowed.
1. Food, groceries or alcohol
2. CDs, music, DVDs, videos, books or magazines
3. Computer software, hardware or Internet time
4. Clothes, sporting equipment or toys
5. Travel, accommodation or tickets of any kind
6. Excluding shares, anything else
7. None of these
Q2 Main reason for not ordering or purchasing 
goods or services via the internet in the last 12
months
1. Have no need
2. Prefer to shop in person / like to see the product
3. Security concerns / concerned about providing credit card details online
4. Privacy concerns / concerned about providing personal details online
5. Trust concerns / concerned about receiving or returning goods
6. Does not have a credit card
7. Other (please specify)
Q3 Whether accessed government information or 
services via the internet for private use in the
last 12 months
1. Accessed government information or services
2. Did not access government information or services
3. Don't Know
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Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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