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Overseas born - Internet connection

In 2011, 81.7% of people born overseas 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 who were born overseas and live 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 overseas-born communities in City of Knox.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total internet connection34,70185.880.826,91275.066.5+7,789
Broadband connection33,05881.775.120,40756.948.5+12,651
Dial-up connection9102.22.56,34917.717.4-5,439
Other connection7331.83.21560.40.6+577
No Internet connection4,59211.415.78,09722.630.0-3,505
Not stated1,1542.93.58852.53.6+269

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: 15.7% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 75.1% No Internet connection, City of Knox: 11.4% Other connection, City of Knox: 1.8% Dial-up connection, City of Knox: 2.2% Broadband connection, City of Knox: 81.7%
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: -3,505 Other connection, City of Knox: +577 Dial-up connection, City of Knox: -5,439 Broadband connection, City of Knox: +12,651
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 people born overseas in the City of Knox compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of people born overseas with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 11.4% of people born overseas had no access to an internet connection, and 81.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 15.7% and 75.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for people born overseas increased by 7,789.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for households consisting of people born overseas in the City of Knox, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+12,651 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-5,439 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-3,505 persons)