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In 2011, 70% of homes in Newport West 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 Newport West 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
Newport West20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
2,28376.171.81,59256.955.7+691
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection2,08769.665.01,09239.037.9+995
Dial-up connection
782.62.848317.317.2-406
Other connection
1183.93.9160.60.6+102
No internet connection
53017.721.399835.736.9-468
Not stated
1856.26.92107.57.3-24

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, 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% Not stated, Newport West: 6.2% No internet connection, Newport West: 17.7% Other connection, Newport West: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Newport West: 2.6% Broadband connection, Newport West: 69.6% Total internet connection, Newport West: 76.1%
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, Newport West: -24 No internet connection, Newport West: -468 Other connection, Newport West: +102 Dial-up connection, Newport West: -406 Broadband connection, Newport West: +995 Total internet connection, Newport West: +691
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 Newport West compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 20.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 69.6% had broadband connectivity, compared with 24.2% and 65.0% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 691.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Newport West, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+995 households)
  • Total internet connection (+691 households)
  • No internet connection (-468 households)

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