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Hawthorn East

Internet connection

In 2011, 75% of homes in Hawthorn East 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 Hawthorn East 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
Hawthorn East20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection4,30282.283.03,72170.671.9+582
Broadband connection3,93175.177.32,76852.554.7+1,164
Dial-up connection1082.12.691317.316.7-805
Other connection2635.03.2400.80.4+223
No internet connection52910.111.61,18822.622.6-659
Not stated4067.85.33586.85.5+48

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, Hawthorn East: 7.8% No internet connection, Hawthorn East: 10.1% Other connection, Hawthorn East: 5.0% Dial-up connection, Hawthorn East: 2.1% Broadband connection, Hawthorn East: 75.1% Total internet connection, Hawthorn East: 82.2%
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, Hawthorn East: +48 No internet connection, Hawthorn East: -659 Other connection, Hawthorn East: +223 Dial-up connection, Hawthorn East: -805 Broadband connection, Hawthorn East: +1,164 Total internet connection, Hawthorn East: +582
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 Hawthorn East compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 12.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 75.1% 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 581.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,164 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-805 households)
  • No internet connection (-659 households)

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