City of Belmont
Internet connection

In 2011, 61% of homes in City of Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
10,10169.175.66,68350.459.8+3,418
Broadband connection
8,93661.168.93,89929.437.7+5,037
Dial-up connection
4633.23.02,68120.221.5-2,218
Other connection
7024.83.71030.80.6+599
No internet connection
3,18621.817.35,37140.533.1-2,185
Not stated
1,3279.17.21,2149.17.1+113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, EMRC area: 7.2% No internet connection, EMRC area: 17.3% Other connection, EMRC area: 3.7% Dial-up connection, EMRC area: 3.0% Broadband connection, EMRC area: 68.9% Total internet connection, EMRC area: 75.6% Not stated, City of Belmont: 9.1% No internet connection, City of Belmont: 21.8% Other connection, City of Belmont: 4.8% Dial-up connection, City of Belmont: 3.2% Broadband connection, City of Belmont: 61.1% Total internet connection, City of Belmont: 69.1%
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 Belmont: +113 No internet connection, City of Belmont: -2,185 Other connection, City of Belmont: +599 Dial-up connection, City of Belmont: -2,218 Broadband connection, City of Belmont: +5,037 Total internet connection, City of Belmont: +3,418
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 Belmont compared to EMRC area 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 25.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 61.1% had broadband connectivity, compared with 20.3% and 68.9% respectively in EMRC area.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 3,418.

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

  • Broadband connection (+5,037 households)
  • Total internet connection (+3,418 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-2,218 households)

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