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Brisbane LGA

Internet connection

In 2011, 80.1% homes in Brisbane LGA had an internet connection.

An internet connection is now an important utility for most households in Australia. It is increasingly required for accessing essential information and taking part in the digital economy. Australia-wide in 2016, nearly 80% of all households had internet access. However, this decreases with age – seniors are less likely to have internet access at home. The lack of internet access is likely to indicate a level of disadvantage and could be related to socio-economic factors, age, or geographical isolation.

Internet connectivity in Brisbane LGA should be looked at in conjunction with Household Type and Age Structure, as well as Education Levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does any member of this household access the internet from this dwelling'

Households

Type of internet connection
Brisbane LGA - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Internet connection319,22380.178.6246,54265.863.7+72,681
No internet connection54,07313.615.2101,06527.029.7-46,992
Not stated25,1616.36.227,1677.26.6-2,006

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 Brisbane: 6.2% No internet connection, Greater Brisbane: 15.2% Internet connection, Greater Brisbane: 78.6% Not stated, Brisbane LGA: 6.3% No internet connection, Brisbane LGA: 13.6% Internet connection, Brisbane LGA: 80.1%
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, Brisbane LGA: -2,006 No internet connection, Brisbane LGA: -46,992 Internet connection, Brisbane LGA: +72,681
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 Brisbane LGA compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of households with an internet connection

Overall 80.1% of households had an internet connection, compared with 78.6% in Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 72,681.

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