This measures whether residents in a private dwelling have access to telephone, fax and or the internet, to communicate with people outside the dwelling and to use services provided through these media. --
Variable name: Access to Telecommunication Systems Definition: Access to Telecommunication Systems measures whether residents in a private dwelling have access to telephone, fax and or the internet, to communicate with people outside the dwelling and to use services provided through these media. This requires the machine to be in working order and for there to be a working connection. Questionnaire: Dwelling form question 16 Subject population: Private Occupied Dwellings. Non-response: The non-response rate for 2001 is higher than in 1996 (4.2% compared with 3.5%), however, the change in the question must be taken into account. Quality level: This variable is supplementary quality Comparability with previous census data: This was not a variable in 1991. In 1996 only information about phones was asked. 2001 covers phones, fax, and internet usage. Things to be aware of: There are no quality issues affecting this variable. Overall Internet access is high - but is consistent with external data sources. See the following http://www.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/web/4C2567EF00247C6ACC256B7500141AB1 for further in details on access to the internet.
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