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Life-stages - Internet connection

In City of Darwin, 92.8% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households with access to 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 is generally correlated with age, with younger populations more likely to be online than the elderly. However, differences in internet connectivity in City of Darwin for any given age group can be affected by availability of the type of internet connection, Education and Household Income levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Total internet connection3,43592.863.32,00166.747.1+1,434
Broadband connection3,43592.855.71,37245.826.9+2,063
Dial-up connection00.01.862921.019.6-629
Other connection00.05.800.00.60
No Internet connection902.427.088429.542.9-794
Not stated1754.79.71133.810.0+62

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, Northern Territory: 9.7% No Internet connection, Northern Territory: 27.0% Other connection, Northern Territory: 5.8% Dial-up connection, Northern Territory: 1.8% Broadband connection, Northern Territory: 55.7% Total internet connection, Northern Territory: 63.3% Not stated, City of Darwin: 4.7% No Internet connection, City of Darwin: 2.4% Other connection, City of Darwin: 0.0% Dial-up connection, City of Darwin: 0.0% Broadband connection, City of Darwin: 92.8% Total internet connection, City of Darwin: 92.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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, City of Darwin: +62 No Internet connection, City of Darwin: -794 Other connection, City of Darwin: 0 Dial-up connection, City of Darwin: -629 Broadband connection, City of Darwin: +2,063 Total internet connection, City of Darwin: +1,434
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households for children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 2.4% children aged 0 to 4 years had no access to an internet connection and 92.8% had broadband connectivity, compared with 27.0% and 55.7% respectively in Northern Territory.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of children aged 0 to 4 years with access to an internet connection increased by 1,434.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Darwin, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,063 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-794 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-629 persons)
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