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Benalla Rural City

Internet connection

In 2011, 58% of homes in Benalla Rural City 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 Benalla Rural City 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
Benalla Rural City - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
3,74465.868.42,68048.751.8+1,064
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection3,32458.460.91,19321.727.4+2,131
Dial-up connection
2083.73.61,45426.423.8-1,246
Other connection
2123.73.9330.60.6+179
No internet connection
1,66729.325.32,54846.342.4-881
Not stated
2774.96.42704.95.8+7

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, Benalla Rural City: 4.9% No internet connection, Benalla Rural City: 29.3% Other connection, Benalla Rural City: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Benalla Rural City: 3.7% Broadband connection, Benalla Rural City: 58.4% Total internet connection, Benalla Rural City: 65.8%
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, Benalla Rural City: +7 No internet connection, Benalla Rural City: -881 Other connection, Benalla Rural City: +179 Dial-up connection, Benalla Rural City: -1,246 Broadband connection, Benalla Rural City: +2,131 Total internet connection, Benalla Rural City: +1,064
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 Benalla Rural City 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 33.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 58.4% 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 1,064.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Benalla Rural City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,131 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,246 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,064 households)

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