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Percentage of children who own mobile phones (Regional)



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This FACT indicates the percentage of children aged 5 to 14 years who own mobile phones in each state and territory.

Mobile ownership of younger generations can indicate the wealth and connectivity of a city. As technology advances, so do the instances in which we make use of new and modern devices in our every day lives; thus, the number of children who own mobile phones is increasing.

The state/territory with the highest percentage of children who own a mobile phone is Tasmania, at 31.9 percent, followed closely by the Australian Capital Territory, at 31.4 percent. The states/territories with the lowest ownership are tied between the Northern Territory and Victoria, both at 28 percent.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013

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