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Greater Western Sydney Region

Internet connection

In 2011, 69% of homes in the Greater Western Sydney Region 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 Greater Western Sydney Region 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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection478,04975.076.5359,83560.062.1+118,214
Broadband connection441,67669.370.6251,38941.945.0+190,287
Dial-up connection16,1502.52.4104,52517.416.5-88,375
Other connection20,2233.23.43,9210.70.7+16,302
No internet connection113,17117.815.9194,25532.429.0-81,084
Not stated45,8277.27.645,2577.68.9+570

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 Sydney: 7.6% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 15.9% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 70.6% Total internet connection, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Not stated, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.2% No internet connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: 17.8% Other connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: 3.2% Dial-up connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.5% Broadband connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: 69.3% Total internet connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: 75.0%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: +570 No internet connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: -81,084 Other connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: +16,302 Dial-up connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: -88,375 Broadband connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: +190,287 Total internet connection, Greater Western Sydney Region: +118,214
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 Greater Western Sydney Region compared to Greater Sydney 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 20.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 69.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.3% and 70.6% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 118,214.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the Greater Western Sydney Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+190,287 households)
  • Total internet connection (+118,214 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-88,375 households)

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