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Household Facilities and Appliances

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In 2015-2016, less than two thirds (65.9%) of households had a fixed telephone.  This is a drop of twenty percentage points from ten years earlier when 85.9% of households had a fixed telephone.  Almost 73% of households reported having Internet access, up from nearly 66% in 2009-2010.  Over 44% of households stated having a Burglar alarm up from 39.1% in 2009-2010.   The percentage of households with Double glazing also increased over this time period (from 76.1% to 90.9%).   See table 3.1

Table 3.1 Percentage of households using select household facilities, 2004-2005, 2009-2010 and 2015-2016

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In 2015-2016 nearly 81% of all households reported having at least one Home computer, compared with 77.3% and 56.2% five and ten years previously.  In 2015-2016 just under half (54.5%) of all households indicated having Two or more home computers.   While the percentage of households with One TV set only has gone up since 2009-2010, (32.4% to 41.0%) the percentage with two or more has gone down (64.8% to 54.5%).   See table 3.2

Table 3.2 Percentage of households with select household appliances, 2004-2005, 2009-2010 and 2015-2016

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