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In 2011, 77% of homes in The Basin 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 The Basin 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
The Basin20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
1,26981.381.198268.167.5+287
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection1,19576.675.969047.949.0+505
Dial-up connection
452.92.527719.218.1-232
Other connection
291.92.7151.00.4+14
No internet connection
21513.714.440227.928.0-187
Not stated
774.94.5584.04.5+19

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, The Basin: 4.9% No internet connection, The Basin: 13.7% Other connection, The Basin: 1.9% Dial-up connection, The Basin: 2.9% Broadband connection, The Basin: 76.6% Total internet connection, The Basin: 81.3%
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, The Basin: +19 No internet connection, The Basin: -187 Other connection, The Basin: +14 Dial-up connection, The Basin: -232 Broadband connection, The Basin: +505 Total internet connection, The Basin: +287
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 The Basin compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 16.6% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 76.6% 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 287.

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

  • Broadband connection (+505 households)
  • Total internet connection (+287 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-232 households)

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