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Hobsons Bay City

Internet connection

In 2011, 65% of homes in Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City 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
Hobsons Bay City - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
23,35271.876.417,61255.761.0+5,740
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection21,15165.070.011,98737.942.7+9,164
Dial-up connection
9232.82.75,44317.217.8-4,520
Other connection
1,2783.93.71820.60.5+1,096
No internet connection
6,93721.316.811,66636.931.5-4,729
Not stated
2,2396.96.82,3227.37.5-83

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 Melbourne: 6.8% No internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 16.8% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 70.0% Total internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 76.4% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% No internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: 21.3% Other connection, Hobsons Bay City: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Broadband connection, Hobsons Bay City: 65.0% Total internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: 71.8%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -83 No internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: -4,729 Other connection, Hobsons Bay City: +1,096 Dial-up connection, Hobsons Bay City: -4,520 Broadband connection, Hobsons Bay City: +9,164 Total internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: +5,740
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 Hobsons Bay City compared to Greater Melbourne 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 24.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 65.0% had broadband connectivity, compared with 19.5% and 70.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 5,740.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Hobsons Bay City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+9,164 households)
  • Total internet connection (+5,740 households)
  • No internet connection (-4,729 households)

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