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Internet connection

In 2011, 62% of homes in the City of Brimbank 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 the City of Brimbank 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
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
41,74967.876.429,15151.561.0+12,598
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection38,14261.970.019,57934.642.7+18,563
Dial-up connection
1,4982.42.79,24416.317.8-7,746
Other connection
2,1093.43.73280.60.5+1,781
No internet connection
14,38123.416.822,72540.131.5-8,344
Not stated
5,4518.96.84,7588.47.5+693

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% No internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 16.8% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 70.0% Total internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 76.4% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 8.9% No internet connection, City of Brimbank: 23.4% Other connection, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Dial-up connection, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Broadband connection, City of Brimbank: 61.9% Total internet connection, City of Brimbank: 67.8%
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, City of Brimbank: +693 No internet connection, City of Brimbank: -8,344 Other connection, City of Brimbank: +1,781 Dial-up connection, City of Brimbank: -7,746 Broadband connection, City of Brimbank: +18,563 Total internet connection, City of Brimbank: +12,598
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 the City of Brimbank compared to Greater Melbourne 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 25.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 61.9% had broadband connectivity, compared with 19.5% and 70.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 12,598.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the City of Brimbank, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+18,563 households)
  • Total internet connection (+12,598 households)
  • No internet connection (-8,344 households)

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