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Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in a nation’s economic growth and social development, by improving productivity, communication, and international connectivity. There is an increasing need for statistics on ICT to inform debate and policy on the subject.

Information and Communication Technology in New Zealand and Australia presents a selection of ICT data produced by Statistics New Zealand and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Where possible, adjustments have been made to the data to allow comparisons between the two countries. Where differences still exist (such as population coverage), these are stated. This paper provides data on the sales of ICT goods and services, business use of ICT, and Internet services in both countries.

New Zealand’s Household Use of ICT Survey will be published in April 2010. This survey collects information on household and individual Internet access and activities.

 

 

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Citation
Statistics New Zealand (2009). Information and Communication Technology in New Zealand and Australia. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand

Published in November 2009 by
Statistics New Zealand
Tatauranga Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand

ISBN 978-0-478-3521-1 (online)

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