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In 2011, 64% of homes in East Ward 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 East Ward 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
East Ward - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
11,75569.369.48,05250.953.0+3,703
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection10,83863.964.25,56835.237.2+5,271
Dial-up connection
3862.32.52,35514.915.1-1,969
Other connection
5303.12.71290.80.7+401
No internet connection
3,61921.322.46,10138.538.6-2,482
Not stated
1,5809.38.11,67710.68.4-98

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, Bankstown City: 8.1% No internet connection, Bankstown City: 22.4% Other connection, Bankstown City: 2.7% Dial-up connection, Bankstown City: 2.5% Broadband connection, Bankstown City: 64.2% Total internet connection, Bankstown City: 69.4% Not stated, East Ward: 9.3% No internet connection, East Ward: 21.3% Other connection, East Ward: 3.1% Dial-up connection, East Ward: 2.3% Broadband connection, East Ward: 63.9% Total internet connection, East Ward: 69.3%
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, East Ward: -98 No internet connection, East Ward: -2,482 Other connection, East Ward: +401 Dial-up connection, East Ward: -1,969 Broadband connection, East Ward: +5,271 Total internet connection, East Ward: +3,703
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 East Ward compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 23.6% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 63.9% had broadband connectivity, compared with 25.0% and 64.2% respectively in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 3,703.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in East Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+5,271 households)
  • Total internet connection (+3,703 households)
  • No internet connection (-2,482 households)

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