What it's about
The Digital Divide - Examining the main characteristics that influence household Internet connection in New Zealand.
Published 5 March 2004
Catalogue Code 16.001
Price, per title $25.00
Information technology such as the Internet and computers are now commonplace in many homes and workplaces. As the Internet becomes an important means of accessing a wide variety of information and services both within New Zealand and globally, the number and type of households connected to the Internet is a topic of increasing interest.
The aim of this report is to examine whether a digital divide exists in New Zealand and if so, to identify the main household characteristics which influence this divide. Data has been drawn from the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings with supporting data from the 2000/01 Household Economic Survey. The report will prove a useful resource for those developing policy, as well as those involved in the dissemination of information and services.