Australia - Digital Economy - Statistical Overview and Analyses

Australia - Digital Economy - Statistical Overview and Analyses

The digital economy affects everybody, including existing players such as telcos, banks, media wholesalers, services and retail. All businesses will eventually need to adapt to the new environment as new players enter these markets from different angles.

In 2015, digital technologies including the Internet are contributing $78.8 billion to Australias economy, or 5.1% of GDP, according to a Deloitte Access Economics estimate.

This report highlights information from surveys that indicate how well businesses are prepared for the digital economy, where they participate, their strengths and weaknesses and the first interesting commercial starting points. It provides statistics in text, tabular and easy-to-read chart formats. This report also contains detailed statistics from e-business activity usage surveys taken over the last few years.

This indicates a strong acknowledgement of business benefit, including productivity gains and positive growth. It highlights a near unanimous view that active digital economy participation is important to future business success, despite a diversity of adoption, planning and sophistication across the business community.

Key developments

Businesses using social media and websites to have an online presence, more businesses are preparing to enter the online world as revenue increases include other streams.

1. Synopsis
2. The size of the digital economy
3. Mobile economy expanded by $43 billion
4. Australian business earn $266.8 billion on the net
5. Digital economy grew 50% in three years
6. e-trade index
7. ICT tools can provide $8 billion of annual savings
8. How to plan the economic transformation?
9. The impact of Broadband On the economy
10. SMEs are driving the digital economy
11. Businesses underusing digital tech
12. Most Australian small businesses are not digitally engaged
13. Government lags in digital leadership
14. Digital marketing survey
15. Costs still hampering digital enterprises.
16. Sensis e-Business Report 2014
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Businesses using the internet for purchasing
16.3 Advertising online
16.4 Businesses online with websites
16.5 Mobile internet access
16.6 Internet usage on tablets
16.7 Social networking use by SMEs
17. The effects on the economy
17.1 SmartICT manifesto
17.2 Digital productivity
17.3 New job creation
18. Digital inclusion index
18.1 The Hitnet story: helping to bridge the digital divide in Australia
19. Related reports
Table 1 - Total transaction volume and cost per transaction by channel
Table 2 Proportion of businesses with a social media presence
Table 3 Business internet income and annual change 2002; 2007 - 2014
Table 4 - e-Trade Readiness Index rankings - 2014
Table 5 Top 5 uses of the internet by businesses 2009 - 2014
Table 6 The top 5 categories purchased by businesses using the internet 2009 - 2014
Table 7 Selling over the internet 2009 - 2013
Table 8 Selling over the internet by industry sector 2014
Table 9 Businesses with and the effectiveness of websites 2009 - 2014
Table 10 Top 5 uses of mobile internet 2009 - 2014
Table 11 Australians accessing the internet with a tablet 2014
Table 12 Top 5 internet applications used on a tablet in the past 12 months
Table 13 Social networking use by businesses 2010 - 2014
Table 14 - Brief outline of the history of Hitnet
Chart 1 Overview of business internet income and annual change 2007 - 2014
Chart 2 Overview of the top 5 categories purchased by businesses using the internet 2009 - 2014
Chart 3 Overview of percentages of businesses online 2009 - 2014
Chart 4 Overview of the trends of the top five uses of mobile internet 2009 - 2014
Exhibit 1 - Key ICT business tools

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