West Pennant Hills

Internet connection

In 2011, 80% of homes in West Pennant Hills 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 West Pennant Hills 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
West Pennant Hills20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Hornsby Shire %Number%Hornsby Shire %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection1,09484.485.099476.575.6+100
Broadband connection1,04280.380.877359.557.7+269
Dial-up connection272.12.221716.717.5-189
Other connection251.91.950.40.5+20
No internet connection15812.210.527220.919.7-114
Not stated453.54.5332.64.7+11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, Hornsby Shire: 4.5% No internet connection, Hornsby Shire: 10.5% Other connection, Hornsby Shire: 1.9% Dial-up connection, Hornsby Shire: 2.2% Broadband connection, Hornsby Shire: 80.8% Total internet connection, Hornsby Shire: 85.0% Not stated, West Pennant Hills: 3.5% No internet connection, West Pennant Hills: 12.2% Other connection, West Pennant Hills: 1.9% Dial-up connection, West Pennant Hills: 2.1% Broadband connection, West Pennant Hills: 80.3% Total internet connection, West Pennant Hills: 84.4%
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, West Pennant Hills: +11 No internet connection, West Pennant Hills: -114 Other connection, West Pennant Hills: +20 Dial-up connection, West Pennant Hills: -189 Broadband connection, West Pennant Hills: +269 Total internet connection, West Pennant Hills: +100
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 West Pennant Hills compared to Hornsby Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 14.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 80.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 12.7% and 80.8% respectively in Hornsby Shire.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 100.

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

  • Broadband connection (+269 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-189 households)
  • No internet connection (-114 households)

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