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In 2011, 67% of homes in West 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 West 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
West Ward20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
9,41572.069.47,22757.253.0+2,188
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection8,73566.864.25,25441.637.2+3,481
Dial-up connection
3342.62.51,91215.115.1-1,577
Other connection
3462.62.7620.50.7+284
No internet connection
2,67620.522.44,63436.738.6-1,958
Not stated
9897.68.17816.28.4+208

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, West Ward: 7.6% No internet connection, West Ward: 20.5% Other connection, West Ward: 2.6% Dial-up connection, West Ward: 2.6% Broadband connection, West Ward: 66.8% Total internet connection, West Ward: 72.0%
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, West Ward: +208 No internet connection, West Ward: -1,958 Other connection, West Ward: +284 Dial-up connection, West Ward: -1,577 Broadband connection, West Ward: +3,481 Total internet connection, West Ward: +2,188
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 West 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 higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 23.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 66.8% 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 2,188.

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

  • Broadband connection (+3,481 households)
  • Total internet connection (+2,188 households)
  • No internet connection (-1,958 households)

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