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In 2011, 72% of homes in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
1,02877.380.480763.068.9+220
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection95471.774.956644.252.6+387
Dial-up connection
513.82.723818.615.9-188
Other connection
241.82.830.20.4+21
No internet connection
21316.013.738830.324.9-175
Not stated
896.75.9856.66.2+3

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, Cheltenham: 6.7% No internet connection, Cheltenham: 16.0% Other connection, Cheltenham: 1.8% Dial-up connection, Cheltenham: 3.8% Broadband connection, Cheltenham: 71.7% Total internet connection, Cheltenham: 77.3%
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, Cheltenham: +3 No internet connection, Cheltenham: -175 Other connection, Cheltenham: +21 Dial-up connection, Cheltenham: -188 Broadband connection, Cheltenham: +387 Total internet connection, Cheltenham: +220
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 Cheltenham compared to City of Bayside 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 19.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 71.7% 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 221.

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

  • Broadband connection (+387 households)
  • Total internet connection (+220 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-188 households)

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