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In 2011, 76% of homes in Kew 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 Kew 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
Kew East20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection1,91281.483.01,62069.771.9+291
Broadband connection1,77475.577.31,19451.354.7+580
Dial-up connection793.32.641617.916.7-338
Other connection592.53.2100.40.4+49
No internet connection31713.511.656024.122.6-243
Not stated1215.15.31456.35.5-24

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 East: 5.1% No internet connection, Kew East: 13.5% Other connection, Kew East: 2.5% Dial-up connection, Kew East: 3.3% Broadband connection, Kew East: 75.5% Total internet connection, Kew East: 81.4%
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 East: -24 No internet connection, Kew East: -243 Other connection, Kew East: +49 Dial-up connection, Kew East: -338 Broadband connection, Kew East: +580 Total internet connection, Kew East: +291
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 East 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 16.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 75.5% 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 292.

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

  • Broadband connection (+580 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-338 households)
  • Total internet connection (+291 households)

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