Laptops are now more popular than desktop PCs in Australian homes.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said yesterday that 61% of Australian households owned at least one laptop computer in 2011, up from 38% just three years ago.
Desktop computers dropped from 60% of homes to 55% over that sameperiod.
Australian households with DVD players/recorders rose from 72% in 2005 to 87% in 2008, but fell to 83% in 2011.
Households with stereo systems dropped from 78% in 2005 to 59% in 2008, then to 41% in 2011.
The Australian Capital Territory is the dishwasher capital of Australia, with 67% of households owning one. The national average is 51%.
According to the survey, about half the households took into account energy star ratings when buying white goods in the past 12 months.
The proportion of households with top-loading washing machines fell from 83% in 2005 to 68% six years later.
Ownership of front-loading washers rose from 13% of households in 2005 to 31% in 2011.
The data came from the ABS Energy Use and Conservation survey conducted in March 2011.
Do you own a laptop or desktop? Or both? What drew you to purchase either, or both?