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.
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13 April 2018
8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2017
‘The composition of service technologies has changed’
‘Trend towards higher internet speeds’
‘ISPs offer a range of services’
27 March 2018
5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Dec 2017
‘Growth is faster than the overall economy’
‘Contribution to economic growth’
‘Although the overall spend has increased’
6 March 2018
6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2017
‘Wages are higher than average’
‘Activity is concentrated in urban areas’
‘Higher business entry rates than average for small and medium businesses’