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In 2011, 70% of homes in Boronia 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 Boronia 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
Boronia - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
6,40276.381.14,77659.567.5+1,626
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection5,89070.275.93,27640.849.0+2,614
Dial-up connection
2262.72.51,45418.118.1-1,228
Other connection
2863.42.7460.60.4+240
No internet connection
1,53718.314.42,82435.228.0-1,287
Not stated
4545.44.54205.24.5+34

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, City of Knox: 4.5% No internet connection, City of Knox: 14.4% Other connection, City of Knox: 2.7% Dial-up connection, City of Knox: 2.5% Broadband connection, City of Knox: 75.9% Total internet connection, City of Knox: 81.1% Not stated, Boronia: 5.4% No internet connection, Boronia: 18.3% Other connection, Boronia: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Boronia: 2.7% Broadband connection, Boronia: 70.2% Total internet connection, Boronia: 76.3%
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, Boronia: +34 No internet connection, Boronia: -1,287 Other connection, Boronia: +240 Dial-up connection, Boronia: -1,228 Broadband connection, Boronia: +2,614 Total internet connection, Boronia: +1,626
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 Boronia compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 21.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 70.2% had broadband connectivity, compared with 16.9% and 75.9% respectively in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 1,626.

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

  • Broadband connection (+2,614 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,626 households)
  • No internet connection (-1,287 households)

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