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Privacy in PerilHow We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience$

James B. Rule

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307832

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.001.0001

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(p.203) Appendix: Levels of Use of Consumer Credit Australia–USA Comparisons (p.204)

(p.203) Appendix: Levels of Use of Consumer Credit Australia–USA Comparisons (p.204)

Source:
Privacy in Peril
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Australia

USA

Credit cards per adult member of population (2005)1

0.74

2.81

Debit cards per adult member of population (2005)2

1.54

0.97

Unsecured consumer credit per adult member of population (2005)3

 $AU6635.*

$US9237

Unsecured consumer credit as per capita percentage of GDP (2005)4

12.4%

17.5%

Percentage of homes owned by occupants with mortgages (2003)5

50.1%

58.7%

(*) $AU1.00 = approximately $US.81 in 2005

(2) Same sources as for 1 above

(4) Australian consumer credit: same sources as for 3 above www.rba.gov.au/Statistics/BulletinG10hist.xls U.S. consumer credit: same sources as for 3 above www.federalreserve.gov/