Australia Has 18.7 Million Televisions

Australia Has 18.7 Million Televisions

New research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that 99 per cent of Australian households own a television, meaning there’s still one per cent of you that don’t have one. What gives?

Truth be told, given the dross that’s on terrestrial television these days it’s a wonder more people don’t own a TV, to be honest.

According to the ACMA, the 99 per cent of households own 2.2 televisions on average (how can you own 0.2 of a television?). That means that it’s not just celebrities that don’t baulk at the idea of owning a boob tube.

Sales of TVs have also increased in Australia, and it’s no surprise that everyone’s upgrading to bigger, flatter panels. Sales of flat-screens have doubled since 2007 — up to 3 million in 2010 from 1.3 million in 2007 — and the average cost of a flat-screen these days is $1131.

The ACMA has made an infographic if you’re particularly curious about TV ownership in Australia.

Have you bought a new TV recently? Why?

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