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Harvester Ward

Internet connection

In 2011, 57% of homes in Harvester Ward 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 Harvester Ward 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
Harvester Ward - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
10,89663.367.86,72844.251.5+4,168
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection9,86557.361.94,50829.634.6+5,357
Dial-up connection
3702.12.42,12113.916.3-1,751
Other connection
6613.83.4990.70.6+562
No internet connection
4,63626.923.47,11646.840.1-2,480
Not stated
1,6939.88.91,3729.08.4+321

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, Harvester Ward: 9.8% No internet connection, Harvester Ward: 26.9% Other connection, Harvester Ward: 3.8% Dial-up connection, Harvester Ward: 2.1% Broadband connection, Harvester Ward: 57.3% Total internet connection, Harvester Ward: 63.3%
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, Harvester Ward: +321 No internet connection, Harvester Ward: -2,480 Other connection, Harvester Ward: +562 Dial-up connection, Harvester Ward: -1,751 Broadband connection, Harvester Ward: +5,357 Total internet connection, Harvester Ward: +4,168
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 Harvester Ward 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 29.1% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 57.3% 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 4,168.

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

  • Broadband connection (+5,357 households)
  • Total internet connection (+4,168 households)
  • No internet connection (-2,480 households)

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