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Sunshine West

Internet connection

In 2011, 55% of homes in Sunshine West 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 Sunshine West 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
Sunshine West - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
3,47760.867.82,41044.451.5+1,067
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection3,13754.861.91,57729.134.6+1,560
Dial-up connection
1392.42.480814.916.3-669
Other connection
2013.53.4250.50.6+176
No internet connection
1,71129.923.42,53446.740.1-823
Not stated
5339.38.94788.88.4+55

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 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% Not stated, Sunshine West: 9.3% No internet connection, Sunshine West: 29.9% Other connection, Sunshine West: 3.5% Dial-up connection, Sunshine West: 2.4% Broadband connection, Sunshine West: 54.8% Total internet connection, Sunshine West: 60.8%
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, Sunshine West: +55 No internet connection, Sunshine West: -823 Other connection, Sunshine West: +176 Dial-up connection, Sunshine West: -669 Broadband connection, Sunshine West: +1,560 Total internet connection, Sunshine West: +1,067
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 Sunshine West compared to City of Brimbank 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 32.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 54.8% had broadband connectivity, compared with 25.8% and 61.9% respectively in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 1,067.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,560 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,067 households)
  • No internet connection (-823 households)

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