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Gannawarra Shire

Internet connection

In 2011, 51% of homes in Gannawarra Shire 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 Gannawarra Shire 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
Gannawarra Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection2,57359.168.41,98644.651.8+587
Broadband connection2,23951.460.981718.327.4+1,422
Dial-up connection1894.33.61,13825.523.8-949
Other connection1453.33.9310.70.6+114
No internet connection1,46133.525.32,18349.042.4-722
Not stated3227.46.42886.55.8+34

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, Regional VIC: 6.4% No internet connection, Regional VIC: 25.3% Other connection, Regional VIC: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Regional VIC: 3.6% Broadband connection, Regional VIC: 60.9% Total internet connection, Regional VIC: 68.4% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 7.4% No internet connection, Gannawarra Shire: 33.5% Other connection, Gannawarra Shire: 3.3% Dial-up connection, Gannawarra Shire: 4.3% Broadband connection, Gannawarra Shire: 51.4% Total internet connection, Gannawarra Shire: 59.1%
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, Gannawarra Shire: +34 No internet connection, Gannawarra Shire: -722 Other connection, Gannawarra Shire: +114 Dial-up connection, Gannawarra Shire: -949 Broadband connection, Gannawarra Shire: +1,422 Total internet connection, Gannawarra Shire: +587
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 Gannawarra Shire compared to Regional VIC 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 37.9% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 51.4% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.8% and 60.9% respectively in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 587.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Gannawarra Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+1,422 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-949 households)
  • No internet connection (-722 households)

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