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Non-English speakers - Internet connection

In 2011, 84.4% of non-English speakers in the City of Knox were in households with access to a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. This dataset indicates how many people in the non-English speaking communities in the City of Knox have access to the internet from home.

Internet connectivity is strongly associated with the Age and Education levels of the migrant population, and language issues may also be a barrier to access, particularly among older communities. So please view this dataset in conjunction with those topics to further build the story of the non-English speaking communities in City of Knox.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total internet connection27,29288.181.119,62777.265.0+7,665
Broadband connection26,16284.475.715,09659.447.2+11,066
Dial-up connection5611.82.44,38817.317.2-3,827
Other connection5691.83.11430.60.6+426
No Internet connection2,7759.015.25,14720.231.0-2,372
Not stated9183.03.76602.64.0+258

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 No Internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 15.2% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 75.7% No Internet connection, City of Knox: 9.0% Other connection, City of Knox: 1.8% Dial-up connection, City of Knox: 1.8% Broadband connection, City of Knox: 84.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 No Internet connection, City of Knox: -2,372 Other connection, City of Knox: +426 Dial-up connection, City of Knox: -3,827 Broadband connection, City of Knox: +11,066
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households for non-English speakers in the City of Knox compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of non-English speakers with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 9.0% of non-English speakers had no access to an internet connection and 84.4% had broadband connectivity, compared with 15.2% and 75.7% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for non-English speakers increased by 7,665.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for non-English speakers in the City of Knox, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+11,066 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-3,827 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-2,372 persons)