ICT - Internet use over last 12 months by activity 2009–2012

Stats NZ


Personal use of the Internet only; does not include use of the Internet for work purposes.
Number of individuals who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months in 2009 was 2,677,000 and in 2012 was
Total number of individuals 15 years and over in 2009 was 3,359,000 and in 2012 was 3,454,000.
In 2012 this question included buying and selling goods and services, therefore 2012 is not directly comparable with previous years.


Terms are expressed here: http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/information_technology_and_communications/HouseholdUseofICT_HOTP2012/Definitions.aspx

Limitations of the data

Suppression of data
Cells with estimates of less than 1000 are suppressed and appear as 'S' in the tables. These estimates are subject to sampling errors too great for most practical purposes.


The target population for the household portion of the Household Use of ICT Survey is all households from the scope outlined above with at least one eligible individual.

The HLFS sample contains about 15,000 private households and about 30,000 individuals each quarter. Households are sampled on a statistically representative basis from areas throughout New Zealand, and information is obtained for each member of the household. The sample is stratified by geographic region, urban and rural areas, ethnic density, and socio-economic characteristics.

The target population for the Household Use of ICT Survey is the civilian, usually resident, non-institutionalised population aged 15 years and over living in private dwellings.


The survey population did not include:
- long-term residents of homes for older people
- hospitals and psychiatric institutions
- inmates of penal institutions
- members of the permanent armed forces
- members of the non-New Zealand armed forces
- overseas diplomats
- overseas visitors who expect to be resident in New Zealand for less than 12 months.
- The HLFS target population includes non-private dwellings whereas the Household Use of ICT Survey does not.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Household Use of Information and Communication Technology: Summary tables 2012



How to find the data

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Import & extraction details

File as imported: Household Use of Information and Communication Technology: Summary tables 2012

From the dataset Household Use of Information and Communication Technology: Summary tables 2012, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Ind Table 11
  • Range: C11:J32
  • Provided: 56 data points

Dataset originally released on:

April 22, 2014

Purpose of collection

The Household Use of ICT survey measures the access and use of computers, the Internet and mobile phones in New Zealand households. Information from this survey is used to understand how ICT is changing New Zealand's economy and society.

The collection of this data along with the Business use of ICT and Government use of ICT surveys creates a comprehensive set of internationally comparable statistics.

The Household Use of ICT survey is a supplement to the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) and is conducted every 3 years.