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In 2011, 77% of homes in Kew 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 Kew 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
Kew20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection7,32283.583.06,10872.871.9+1,215
Broadband connection6,74476.977.34,59554.854.7+2,149
Dial-up connection2823.22.61,46917.516.7-1,186
Other connection2963.43.2440.50.4+252
No internet connection89510.211.61,77821.222.6-882
Not stated5536.35.35076.05.5+46

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, Kew: 6.3% No internet connection, Kew: 10.2% Other connection, Kew: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Kew: 3.2% Broadband connection, Kew: 76.9% Total internet connection, Kew: 83.5%
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, Kew: +46 No internet connection, Kew: -882 Other connection, Kew: +252 Dial-up connection, Kew: -1,186 Broadband connection, Kew: +2,149 Total internet connection, Kew: +1,215
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 Kew 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, and a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 13.4% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 76.9% 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 1,214.

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

  • Broadband connection (+2,149 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,215 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,186 households)

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