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Bass Coast Shire

Internet connection

In 2011, 56% of homes in Bass Coast Shire 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 Bass Coast Shire 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
Bass Coast Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
8,52665.468.45,31447.351.8+3,212
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection7,33256.360.92,69924.027.4+4,633
Dial-up connection
5654.33.62,56722.923.8-2,002
Other connection
6294.83.9480.40.6+581
No internet connection
3,53827.225.34,99144.442.4-1,453
Not stated
9657.46.49288.35.8+37

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 VIC: 6.4% No internet connection, Regional VIC: 25.3% Other connection, Regional VIC: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Regional VIC: 3.6% Broadband connection, Regional VIC: 60.9% Total internet connection, Regional VIC: 68.4% Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 7.4% No internet connection, Bass Coast Shire: 27.2% Other connection, Bass Coast Shire: 4.8% Dial-up connection, Bass Coast Shire: 4.3% Broadband connection, Bass Coast Shire: 56.3% Total internet connection, Bass Coast Shire: 65.4%
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, Bass Coast Shire: +37 No internet connection, Bass Coast Shire: -1,453 Other connection, Bass Coast Shire: +581 Dial-up connection, Bass Coast Shire: -2,002 Broadband connection, Bass Coast Shire: +4,633 Total internet connection, Bass Coast Shire: +3,212
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 Bass Coast Shire compared to Regional VIC 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 31.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 56.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.8% and 60.9% respectively in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 3,212.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Bass Coast Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+4,633 households)
  • Total internet connection (+3,212 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-2,002 households)

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