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Shire of Ashburton

Internet connection

In 2011, 62% of homes in the Shire of Ashburton had a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. Households with dial-up or no internet service are being left behind in the digital divide as both government and the private sector are increasingly conducting their business, or aspects of it, on-line.

Internet connectivity in the Shire of Ashburton can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Households

Type of internet connection
Shire of Ashburton - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection1,95569.868.11,43159.251.7+524
Broadband connection1,74862.459.81,04943.428.4+699
Dial-up connection722.63.436515.122.4-293
Other connection1354.84.9170.70.8+118
No internet connection50217.922.669128.638.6-189
Not stated34312.39.329412.29.7+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, Regional WA: 9.3% No internet connection, Regional WA: 22.6% Other connection, Regional WA: 4.9% Dial-up connection, Regional WA: 3.4% Broadband connection, Regional WA: 59.8% Total internet connection, Regional WA: 68.1% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 12.3% No internet connection, Shire of Ashburton: 17.9% Other connection, Shire of Ashburton: 4.8% Dial-up connection, Shire of Ashburton: 2.6% Broadband connection, Shire of Ashburton: 62.4% Total internet connection, Shire of Ashburton: 69.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: +49 No internet connection, Shire of Ashburton: -189 Other connection, Shire of Ashburton: +118 Dial-up connection, Shire of Ashburton: -293 Broadband connection, Shire of Ashburton: +699 Total internet connection, Shire of Ashburton: +524
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in the Shire of Ashburton compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 20.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 62.4% had broadband connectivity, compared with 26.0% and 59.8% respectively in Regional WA.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 524.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the Shire of Ashburton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+699 households)
  • Total internet connection (+524 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-293 households)

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