A consolidated snapshot of the communications sector and its role in the Australian economy.
At a glance
The communications sector is a critical enabler of the economy and social activity. Communications technology touches and transforms everyone’s lives.
Although its direct contribution to the economy and employment is relatively small, the communications sector exerts a substantial influence on other sectors as an enabler of economic and social activity and progress.
The BCAR’s Communications Monitor provides key economic indicators about the sector. It also analyses and tracks trends to provide insights into the sector’s role in the broader economy and its dynamics.
The monitor will be updated as new data are released. Please bookmark the page for easy access, or contact us via the feedback form to stay in touch.
29 September 2017
ABS 8153.0 – Internet Activity, Australia, June 2017
‘Trends in internet services’
‘Trends in internet speeds’
‘Trends in ISP services’
21 September 2017
ABS 6291.0.55.003 – Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Aug 2017
‘Communications sector underemployment’
‘Communications sector jobs are concentrated in the largest states’
‘Workforce demographics in the communications sector’
6 September 2017
ABS 5206.0—Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, June 2017
'Growth trends compared to the overall economy'
'Communications sector quarterly contribution to economic growth'
'Household expenditure on communications (amount)'.