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May 18 2011

Australian Internet User Statistics


Australian Internet User Statistics

June 2010

There were 9.5 million subscribers to the Internet in Australia, in June 2010.
7.686 million being household subscribers and 1.629 million being Business and Government.
There were 803 thousand Dial Up subscribers in June 2010, down from 2.75 million in Sept 2006.
8.77 million subscribers now use connections other than Dial Up.

There are:

635,000 users with a speed of 24Mbps or greater
2,600,000 users with a speed between 8Mbps and 24Mbps
3,553,000 users with a speed between 1.5Mbps and 8Mbps
1,979,000 users with a speed between 256kbps and 1.5Mbps
803,000 users with a speed of less than 256kbps

June 2009

There were 8.4 million subscribers to the Internet in Australia.

7.031 million being household subscribers and 1.389 million being Business and Government.

There were 1.103 million Dial Up subscribers in June 2009, down from 2.75 million in Sept 2006.

7.32 million subscribers now use connections other than Dial Up.

There are:

443,000 users with a speed of 24Mbps or greater
1,800,000 users with a speed between 8Mbps and 24Mbps
2,529,000 users with a speed between 1.5Mbps and 8Mbps
2,546,000 users with a speed between 256kbps and 1.5Mbps
1,103,000 users with a speed of less than 256kbps

June 2008

There were 7.23 million subscribers to the Internet in Australia, 6.21 million being household subscribers.

43% of subscribers in June 2008 had an Internet speed of 1.5Mbps or faster, compared to only 17% at the end of September, 2006.

There were 1.57 million Dial Up subscribers in June 2008, down from 2.75 million in Sept 2006.

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5.66 million subscribers now use connections other than Dial Up, 3.94 million of these use DSL.

There are:

262,000 users with a speed of 24Mbps or greater
1,390,000 users with a speed between 8Mbps and 24Mbps
1,440,000 users with a speed between 1.5Mbps and 8Mbps
2,551,000 users with a speed between 256kbps and 1.5Mbps
1,581,000 users with a speed of less than 256kbps

Another way to look at the above is:

3,940,000 Total DSL users at June 2008
262,000 over 24Mbs or 6.65% of DSL users
1,390,000 between 8Mbps and 24Mbps or 35.28%
1,440,000 between 1.5Mbps and 8Mbps or 36.55%
848,000 under 1.5Mbs or 21.52%

Dec 2007

There were 421 ISPs operating in Australia in the December quarter, 2007.

There were 7.10 million subscribers to the Internet in Australia, 6.14 million being household subscribers.

35% of subscribers in December 2007 had an internet speed of 1.5Mbps or faster, compared to only 17% at the end of September, 2006.

There were 1.89 million Dial Up subscribers in Dec 2007, down from 2.75 million in Sept 2006.

5.21 million subscribers now use connections other than Dial Up, 3.81 million of these use DSL.

Source: ABS publication: Internet Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8153.0)






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