By 2026, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have equal levels of digital inclusion
The data below are the most recent at the time of preparing the July 2021 report.
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Nationally in 2014-15, 73.5 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over accessed the internet in their home (table CtG17.1).
There are no comparable data on home access to the internet for non-Indigenous people. This means that estimating a trajectory to achieve parity is not currently possible.
There are no new data since the baseline year of 2014-15.
Target data specifications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to information and services enabling participation in informed decision-making regarding their own lives.
By 2026, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have equal levels of digital inclusion.
Comparable data on non-Indigenous people are currently not available. This means that there is currently no target or indicative trajectory to achieve parity.
Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over who have accessed the internet at home in the last 12 months.
The measure is defined as:
Numerator — number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over who have accessed the internet at home in the last 12 months
Denominator — total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the population aged 15 years and over
and is presented as a percentage.
National Agreement on Closing the Gap April 2021
Latest dashboard update:
23 June 2021
Interpretation of change:
A high or increasing proportion is desirable. An increase from the baseline year is an improvement.
Name: ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Provider name: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provider area: Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics
State and territory and Australia.
Numerator divided by Denominator multiplied by 100
Data are for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were usual residents of private dwellings in Australia.
Geographical variables are based on the location of the household.
See the How to interpret data for further information: https://www.pc.gov.au/closing-the-gap-data/how-to/interpret-data.
TableBuilder – Age group – 15 years and over (Person level) X State or Territory (Household level) X Whether accessed internet at home in last 12 months (Person level)
Data quality considerations:
See NATSISS explanatory notes for further information: https://www.abs.gov.au/ ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4714.0Explanatory%20Notes12014-15?opendocument&tabname=Notes&prodno=4714.0&issue=2014-15
Data values have been randomly adjusted using perturbation to avoid the release of confidential data. Discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
Estimates that have a relative standard error between 25 per cent and 50 per cent should be used with caution. Estimates with a relative standard error of 50 per cent or more are considered too unreliable for general use.
Additional disaggregations required for future reporting:
Disaggregated by access, affordability and digital ability
Disaggregated by point of access: home, work, school, public access, government shopfront
Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly
For example, health services, taxation, bill payments, social security payments
Disaggregated by income levels