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In 2011, 70% of homes in Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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
Williamstown20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
3,25077.571.82,64363.655.7+607
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection2,92669.865.01,86344.937.9+1,064
Dial-up connection
1413.42.876218.417.2-621
Other connection
1834.43.9180.40.6+165
No internet connection
72117.221.31,26830.536.9-547
Not stated
2215.36.92425.87.3-21

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, Williamstown: 5.3% No internet connection, Williamstown: 17.2% Other connection, Williamstown: 4.4% Dial-up connection, Williamstown: 3.4% Broadband connection, Williamstown: 69.8% Total internet connection, Williamstown: 77.5%
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, Williamstown: -21 No internet connection, Williamstown: -547 Other connection, Williamstown: +165 Dial-up connection, Williamstown: -621 Broadband connection, Williamstown: +1,064 Total internet connection, Williamstown: +607
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 Williamstown 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 20.6% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 69.8% 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 607.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,064 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-621 households)
  • Total internet connection (+607 households)

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