Internet consumption in Australia

private household expenditure and characteristics

Farhat Yusuf, Gordon Brooks

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to study the characteristics of households that have a self-funded Internet connection and the amounts spent for this service. Data from a nationally representative sample of 6,957 households interviewed in 2003-2004 were used. Findings indicate that 42% of all households had Internet connection. These households were more likely to be headed by younger, educated and "well-off" white collar people living in capital cities. The average household spent AUD349 per annum on Internet connections and the total national expenditure was estimated at around AUD1.14 billion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Business and Economics
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • household consumption
  • Internet

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