City of Belmont
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'
|Type of internet connection|
|City of Belmont||2011||2006||Change|
|Connection type||Number||%||EMRC area %||Number||%||EMRC area %||2006 to 2011|
|Total internet connection||10,101||69.1||75.6||6,683||50.4||59.8||+3,418||25001|
|No internet connection||3,186||21.8||17.3||5,371||40.5||33.1||-2,185||25006|
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.
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)