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In 2011, 77% of homes in Balwyn North 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 Balwyn North 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
Balwyn North - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection5,65381.983.04,96071.871.9+693
Broadband connection5,33577.377.33,87056.054.7+1,465
Dial-up connection1872.72.61,05815.316.7-871
Other connection1311.93.2320.50.4+99
No internet connection97114.111.61,67024.222.6-699
Not stated2754.05.32804.05.5-5

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, Balwyn North: 4.0% No internet connection, Balwyn North: 14.1% Other connection, Balwyn North: 1.9% Dial-up connection, Balwyn North: 2.7% Broadband connection, Balwyn North: 77.3% Total internet connection, Balwyn North: 81.9%
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, Balwyn North: -5 No internet connection, Balwyn North: -699 Other connection, Balwyn North: +99 Dial-up connection, Balwyn North: -871 Broadband connection, Balwyn North: +1,465 Total internet connection, Balwyn North: +693
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 Balwyn North 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 similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 16.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 77.3% 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 693.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,465 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-871 households)
  • No internet connection (-699 households)

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