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Colac Otway Shire

Internet connection

In 2011, 57% of homes in Colac Otway Shire 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 Colac Otway Shire 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
Colac Otway Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
5,27764.668.43,72846.751.8+1,549
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection4,63856.760.91,94524.427.4+2,693
Dial-up connection
3093.83.61,73721.823.8-1,428
Other connection
3304.03.9460.60.6+284
No internet connection
2,38229.125.33,84448.242.4-1,462
Not stated
5166.36.44045.15.8+112

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, Regional VIC: 6.4% No internet connection, Regional VIC: 25.3% Other connection, Regional VIC: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Regional VIC: 3.6% Broadband connection, Regional VIC: 60.9% Total internet connection, Regional VIC: 68.4% Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 6.3% No internet connection, Colac Otway Shire: 29.1% Other connection, Colac Otway Shire: 4.0% Dial-up connection, Colac Otway Shire: 3.8% Broadband connection, Colac Otway Shire: 56.7% Total internet connection, Colac Otway Shire: 64.6%
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, Colac Otway Shire: +112 No internet connection, Colac Otway Shire: -1,462 Other connection, Colac Otway Shire: +284 Dial-up connection, Colac Otway Shire: -1,428 Broadband connection, Colac Otway Shire: +2,693 Total internet connection, Colac Otway Shire: +1,549
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 Colac Otway Shire compared to Regional VIC 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 32.9% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 56.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.8% and 60.9% respectively in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 1,549.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Colac Otway Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,693 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,549 households)
  • No internet connection (-1,462 households)

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