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Internet connection

In 2011, 63% of homes in City of Darwin 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 City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
20,06272.172.214,77356.056.1+5,289
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection17,58563.263.59,13934.631.9+8,446
Dial-up connection
8072.92.95,33120.223.0-4,524
Other connection
1,6706.05.93031.11.1+1,367
No internet connection
4,12314.814.88,41131.931.1-4,288
Not stated
3,62713.013.03,20212.112.8+425

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 Darwin: 13.0% No internet connection, Greater Darwin: 14.8% Other connection, Greater Darwin: 5.9% Dial-up connection, Greater Darwin: 2.9% Broadband connection, Greater Darwin: 63.5% Total internet connection, Greater Darwin: 72.2% Not stated, City of Darwin: 13.0% No internet connection, City of Darwin: 14.8% Other connection, City of Darwin: 6.0% Dial-up connection, City of Darwin: 2.9% Broadband connection, City of Darwin: 63.2% Total internet connection, City of Darwin: 72.1%
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, City of Darwin: +425 No internet connection, City of Darwin: -4,288 Other connection, City of Darwin: +1,367 Dial-up connection, City of Darwin: -4,524 Broadband connection, City of Darwin: +8,446 Total internet connection, City of Darwin: +5,289
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 City of Darwin compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 17.7% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 63.2% had broadband connectivity, compared with 17.6% and 63.5% respectively in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 5,289.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in City of Darwin, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+8,446 households)
  • Total internet connection (+5,289 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-4,524 households)

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