In 2011, 86% of homes in Hornsby Heights 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.
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||1,790||89.1||85.0||1,620||81.1||75.6||+170||25001|
|No internet connection||151||7.5||10.5||320||16.0||19.7||-168||25006|
Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Hornsby Heights compared to Hornsby Shire 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 9.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 86.0% 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 170.
The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Hornsby Heights, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Broadband connection (+525 households)
- Dial-up connection (-378 households)
- Total internet connection (+170 households)