Internet and computer usage: comparisons among metropolitan centres, coastal regional centres and inland regional centres

Armstrong, Bruce and Comber, Tim and Dingsdag, Don and Fogarty, Gerard J. (2003) Internet and computer usage: comparisons among metropolitan centres, coastal regional centres and inland regional centres. In: ACIS 2003: 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Delivering IT and Business Value in Networked Environments, 26-28 Nov 2003, Perth, Australia.

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In this exploratory paper the authors compare Internet and computer usage data from the Basic Community
Profiles (BCP) of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2001d). The data is compiled from Census information
collected in 2001. The comparisons examine data extracted from three metropolitan centres, three regional
coastal centres, and three regional inland centres. The data collected by the ABS enabled comparison of
computer usage by age categories and gender. Data on Internet usage enabled comparison by gender and
usage location (work, home, school, etc). The picture of computer and Internet usage shown by the ABS data
differs from that painted by some government sources, however, the differences could be due to varied samples
and skewed distributions based predominantly on metropolitan based respondents.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is the authors' version. Authors retain their copyright in the paper. The Australasian Conference on Information Systems, incorporated through the Australian Computer Society, as publisher of the Proceedings, will claim copyright in the collection.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 05:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basic Community Profile; Australian Bureau of Statistics, internet usage, computer usage, ICT
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)

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