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In 2011, 80% of homes in Surrey Hills 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 Surrey Hills 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
Surrey Hills20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection2,54984.483.02,22874.271.9+321
Broadband connection2,41780.077.31,70856.954.7+709
Dial-up connection812.72.650816.916.7-426
Other connection511.73.2120.40.4+39
No internet connection34611.411.664521.522.6-300
Not stated1274.25.31294.35.5-2

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, Surrey Hills: 4.2% No internet connection, Surrey Hills: 11.4% Other connection, Surrey Hills: 1.7% Dial-up connection, Surrey Hills: 2.7% Broadband connection, Surrey Hills: 80.0% Total internet connection, Surrey Hills: 84.4%
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, Surrey Hills: -2 No internet connection, Surrey Hills: -300 Other connection, Surrey Hills: +39 Dial-up connection, Surrey Hills: -426 Broadband connection, Surrey Hills: +709 Total internet connection, Surrey Hills: +321
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 Surrey Hills compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 14.1% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 80.0% 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 321.

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

  • Broadband connection (+709 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-426 households)
  • Total internet connection (+321 households)

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