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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Internet connection

In 2011, 73% of homes in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
8,53679.281.16,70263.467.5+1,834
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection7,90773.375.94,70944.649.0+3,198
Dial-up connection
3122.92.51,94518.418.1-1,634
Other connection
3172.92.7470.40.4+270
No internet connection
1,70715.814.43,37832.028.0-1,671
Not stated
5405.04.54864.64.5+54

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 5.0% No internet connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 15.8% Other connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.9% Dial-up connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.9% Broadband connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 73.3% Total internet connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 79.2%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +54 No internet connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -1,671 Other connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +270 Dial-up connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -1,634 Broadband connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +3,198 Total internet connection, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +1,834
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 18.7% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 73.3% 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 1,834.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+3,198 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,834 households)
  • No internet connection (-1,671 households)

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