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October 2015

Key sector indicator Value Annual change (%) Timeframe of value Source
Economic contribution - Information media and telecommunications
Industry Value Added ($Bn) (a) 47.5 9.1 12 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Engineering construction work done ($Bn) (b) 6.5 14.1 12 mths to Mar 2015 ABS
Engineering construction work yet to be done ($Bn) (c) 1.8 -20.3 as at Mar 2015 ABS
Value of internet commerce ($Bn) (d) 266.8 8.3 12 mths to Jun 2014 ABS
IMT share of Gross Domestic Product (%) 3.0 n.p. 12 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Consumer activity
Mobile handset internet subscribers (mil) (e) 21.0 2.1 as at Jun 2015 ABS
Internet subscriptions ('000) (f) 12,762 2.2 as at Jun 2015 ABS
Dial-up ('000) 95 -47.8 as at Jun 2015 ABS
Broadband ('000) 12,667 3.0 as at Jun 2015 ABS
Volume of data downloaded (TB, '000) (f) 1,388.7 39.4 3 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Download volume per subscription (GB) 108.8 36.3 3 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Dial-up (GB) 0.5 44.4 3 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Total broadband (GB) 109.6 35.4 3 mths to Jun 2015 ABS
Complaints per 10,000 services in operation 7.2 -12.2 3 mths to Mar 2015 TIO
Infrastructure
Lots/Premises passed/covered by NBN ('000) (g) 1,347.7 123.0 as at 1 Oct 2015 NBN Co
Premises activated by NBN Co ('000) (g) 612.4 190.8 as at 1 Oct 2015 NBN Co
Carriage service providers 1,539 11.2 as at 27 Jun 2015 TIO
Carriers supplying infrastructure 208.0 3.5 as at Jun 2014 ACMA
Internet service providers 69.0 -2.8 as at Jun 2015 ABS

Sources: ABS 5206.0, 8762.0, 8153.0 and 8166.0, ACMA, TIO, NBN Co

a – Industry value added chain volume measures (reference year 2012—13), seasonally adjusted. ANZSIC division J.

b – Engineering construction work done is in current prices. Includes mobile phone, radio, television, microwave and radar transmission towers; telephone lines and underground cables; coaxial cables.

c – Engineering construction work not commenced is in current prices. Includes mobile phone, radio, television, microwave and radar transmission towers; telephone lines and underground cables; coaxial cables.

d – Value of internet commerce is in current prices.

e – Internet access subscribers via a mobile handset. Mobile handset includes smartphones such as the iPhone, Windows phone and Android based phones, but excludes tablets such as the iPad. Currently, the ABS counts internet subscribers via a mobile handset separately from other internet subscribers.  

f – The data includes dial-up, fixed line and wireless (including mobile dongles but excluding mobile handsets). Currently, the ABS counts internet subscribers via a mobile handset separately from other internet subscribers. 

g – nbn co updates this data on a weekly basis. For up to date results refer nbn co.

'n.p.' – not published

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