81% of homes in Epping have 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'
|Type of internet connection|
|Connection type||Number||%||Hornsby Shire||Number||%||Hornsby Shire||2006 to 2011|
|Total internet connection||4,316||85.0||85.0||3,720||74.7||75.6||+596||25001|
|No internet connection||539||10.6||10.5||922||18.5||19.7||-383||25006|
Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Epping compared to Hornsby Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.
Overall 12.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 81.2% had broadband connectivity, compared with 12.7% and 80.8% respectively in Hornsby Shire.
Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 596.
The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Epping, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Broadband connection (+1,265 households)
- Dial-up connection (-742 households)
- Total internet connection (+596 households)