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In 2011, 77% of homes in Brighton 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 Brighton 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
Brighton20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
6,88882.180.45,88972.968.9+999
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection6,42676.674.94,65957.752.6+1,767
Dial-up connection
2222.62.71,20614.915.9-984
Other connection
2392.92.8240.30.4+216
No internet connection
94611.313.71,67320.724.9-727
Not stated
5536.65.95156.46.2+38

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, City of Bayside: 5.9% No internet connection, City of Bayside: 13.7% Other connection, City of Bayside: 2.8% Dial-up connection, City of Bayside: 2.7% Broadband connection, City of Bayside: 74.9% Total internet connection, City of Bayside: 80.4% Not stated, Brighton: 6.6% No internet connection, Brighton: 11.3% Other connection, Brighton: 2.9% Dial-up connection, Brighton: 2.6% Broadband connection, Brighton: 76.6% Total internet connection, Brighton: 82.1%
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, Brighton: +38 No internet connection, Brighton: -727 Other connection, Brighton: +216 Dial-up connection, Brighton: -984 Broadband connection, Brighton: +1,767 Total internet connection, Brighton: +999
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 Brighton compared to City of Bayside 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 13.9% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 76.6% had broadband connectivity, compared with 16.4% and 74.9% respectively in City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 999.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,767 households)
  • Total internet connection (+999 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-984 households)

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