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Internet connection

In 2011, 77% of homes in the City of Boroondara 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 the City of Boroondara 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
City of Boroondara20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection49,48983.076.441,82971.961.0+7,660
Broadband connection46,03477.370.031,83654.742.7+14,198
Dial-up connection1,5392.62.79,74616.717.8-8,207
Other connection1,9163.23.72470.40.5+1,669
No internet connection6,92411.616.813,16122.631.5-6,237
Not stated3,1775.36.83,2165.57.5-39

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% No internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 16.8% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 70.0% Total internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 76.4% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 5.3% No internet connection, City of Boroondara: 11.6% Other connection, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Dial-up connection, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Broadband connection, City of Boroondara: 77.3% Total internet connection, City of Boroondara: 83.0%
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, City of Boroondara: -39 No internet connection, City of Boroondara: -6,237 Other connection, City of Boroondara: +1,669 Dial-up connection, City of Boroondara: -8,207 Broadband connection, City of Boroondara: +14,198 Total internet connection, City of Boroondara: +7,660
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 the City of Boroondara compared to Greater Melbourne 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 14.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 77.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 19.5% and 70.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 7,660.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the City of Boroondara, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+14,198 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-8,207 households)
  • Total internet connection (+7,660 households)

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