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In 2011, 59% of homes in North 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 North 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
North Ward20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
9,58164.869.46,83547.253.0+2,746
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection8,79259.564.24,72532.637.2+4,066
Dial-up connection
4022.72.51,97813.715.1-1,577
Other connection
3882.62.71320.90.7+256
No internet connection
3,95726.822.46,19142.838.6-2,234
Not stated
1,2478.48.11,45310.08.4-206

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, North Ward: 8.4% No internet connection, North Ward: 26.8% Other connection, North Ward: 2.6% Dial-up connection, North Ward: 2.7% Broadband connection, North Ward: 59.5% Total internet connection, North Ward: 64.8%
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, North Ward: -206 No internet connection, North Ward: -2,234 Other connection, North Ward: +256 Dial-up connection, North Ward: -1,577 Broadband connection, North Ward: +4,066 Total internet connection, North Ward: +2,746
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 North Ward compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 29.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 59.5% 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 2,746.

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

  • Broadband connection (+4,066 households)
  • Total internet connection (+2,746 households)
  • No internet connection (-2,234 households)

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