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Canberrans are Australia’s most internet-connected citizens

Hamish Insley, 12, has a variety of devices he uses to access the internet.

The ACT is home to Australia’s most internet-connected citizens, who also spend the most amount of time online, new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.

Helped by a small and centralised population, 94 per cent of Canberrans have internet at home, well above the national average of 86 per cent.

Hamish Insley, 12, has a variety of devices he uses to access the internet. Photo: Jamila Toderas

ACT homes used an average of six devices to access the internet in 2014-15, again above other states and territories, but only slightly.

For Australian households with children under 15, the average number of devices to access the internet was seven, while for homes without it was five.

For the first time, the bureau used its household use of information technology report to measure how much time people were spending online.

People in the ACT spent an average of 11 hours per week online at home, above the other states and territories but only just.

[“Source-canberratimes”]