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Upper Ferntree Gully

Internet connection

In 2011, 74% of homes in Upper Ferntree Gully 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 Upper Ferntree Gully 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
Upper Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
69178.181.157665.067.5+115
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection65674.175.941346.649.0+243
Dial-up connection
171.92.516318.418.1-146
Other connection
182.02.700.00.4+18
No internet connection
14816.714.427330.828.0-125
Not stated
465.24.5374.24.5+9

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.2% No internet connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: 16.7% Other connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.0% Dial-up connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.9% Broadband connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: 74.1% Total internet connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: 78.1%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +9 No internet connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: -125 Other connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: +18 Dial-up connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: -146 Broadband connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: +243 Total internet connection, Upper Ferntree Gully: +115
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 Upper Ferntree Gully 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 18.6% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 74.1% 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 115.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Upper Ferntree Gully, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+243 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-146 households)
  • No internet connection (-125 households)

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