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In 2011, 74% of homes in Ashburton 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 Ashburton 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
Ashburton20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection2,14478.983.01,78167.271.9+363
Broadband connection2,01174.177.31,31949.854.7+693
Dial-up connection471.72.645617.216.7-409
Other connection853.13.260.20.4+79
No internet connection44216.311.675128.422.6-309
Not stated1304.85.31174.45.5+13

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 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% Not stated, Ashburton: 4.8% No internet connection, Ashburton: 16.3% Other connection, Ashburton: 3.1% Dial-up connection, Ashburton: 1.7% Broadband connection, Ashburton: 74.1% Total internet connection, Ashburton: 78.9%
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, Ashburton: +13 No internet connection, Ashburton: -309 Other connection, Ashburton: +79 Dial-up connection, Ashburton: -409 Broadband connection, Ashburton: +693 Total internet connection, Ashburton: +363
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 Ashburton compared to the City of Boroondara 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 18.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 74.1% had broadband connectivity, compared with 14.2% and 77.3% respectively in the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 363.

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

  • Broadband connection (+693 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-409 households)
  • Total internet connection (+363 households)

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