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Gunnedah Shire

Internet connection

In 2011, 54% of homes in the Gunnedah 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 the Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
2,90361.068.22,07046.052.4+833
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection2,55453.761.398521.928.1+1,569
Dial-up connection
1402.93.31,05723.523.8-917
Other connection
2094.43.6280.60.5+181
No internet connection
1,48931.325.12,19248.741.3-703
Not stated
3647.76.72375.36.3+127

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 NSW: 6.7% No internet connection, Regional NSW: 25.1% Other connection, Regional NSW: 3.6% Dial-up connection, Regional NSW: 3.3% Broadband connection, Regional NSW: 61.3% Total internet connection, Regional NSW: 68.2% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 7.7% No internet connection, Gunnedah Shire: 31.3% Other connection, Gunnedah Shire: 4.4% Dial-up connection, Gunnedah Shire: 2.9% Broadband connection, Gunnedah Shire: 53.7% Total internet connection, Gunnedah Shire: 61.0%
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, Gunnedah Shire: +127 No internet connection, Gunnedah Shire: -703 Other connection, Gunnedah Shire: +181 Dial-up connection, Gunnedah Shire: -917 Broadband connection, Gunnedah Shire: +1,569 Total internet connection, Gunnedah Shire: +833
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 the Gunnedah Shire compared to Regional NSW 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 34.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 53.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.4% and 61.3% respectively in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 833.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,569 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-917 households)
  • Total internet connection (+833 households)

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