The Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR) undertakes research and provides economic and data analysis on communications, arts, cities and regions to support evidence-based policy development and advice.

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Publications

Measuring Australia's fixed broadband performance—compendium

This document consolidates the factsheets on Australia’s fixed broadband performance that have been released in 2020 by the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research.

International comparison of fixed broadband performance—Migration to higher speed plans

This fact sheet describes trends and data relevant to the migration to higher speed fixed broadband services in Australia, including how Australia fares compared to international peers.

Measuring Australia’s fixed broadband performance

This fact sheet describes shortcomings with existing measures of broadband performance and outlines an approach to robustly assess Australia’s fixed broadband performance.

International comparison of fixed broadband performance—coverage and minimum speeds

This fact sheet describes Australia’s performance on fixed broadband coverage by services offering speeds of 25 Mbps as a minimum, in comparison to international peers.

Cultural and creative activity in Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18—explanatory notes

The Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR) within the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has estimated the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia over a 10 year period, from 2008–09 to 2017–18.

Cultural and creative activity in Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18—visual summary

This publication provides an annual update to the BCARR working paper: Cultural and creative activity in Australia, 2008–09 to 2016–17 released in October 2018. The updated estimates are presented as a visual summary. Each table and figure corresponds to those used in the BCARR working paper.

Cultural and creative activity in Australia 2008–09 to 2017–18—overview—fact sheet

This fact sheet provides responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Cultural and creative activity in Australia publications.

Measuring the digitalisation of Australia's economy 2012–13 to 2016–17—Fact sheet

Digitalised goods and services represent a significant and growing share of the Australian economy according to the latest available data.

Demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia 2018–2028—working paper

In this paper, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) seeks to estimate bandwidth demand for premises in Australia based on how people use the internet. This can help to inform how Australia’s broadband infrastructure is meeting current demand and future bandwidth requirements.