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Macarthur Region

Internet connection

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 81.3% homes in the Macarthur Region had an internet connection.

An internet connection is now an important utility for most households in Australia. It is increasingly required for accessing essential information and taking part in the digital economy. Australia-wide in 2016, nearly 80% of all households had internet access. However, this decreases with age – seniors are less likely to have internet access at home. The lack of internet access is likely to indicate a level of disadvantage and could be related to socio-economic factors, age, or geographical isolation.

Internet connectivity in the Macarthur Region should be looked at in conjunction with Household Type and Age Structure, as well as Education Levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does any member of this household access the internet from this dwelling'

Households

Type of internet connection
Macarthur Region - Households20162011Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Internet connection75,82481.381.462,52776.476.5+13,297
No internet connection11,47312.311.213,90717.015.9-2,434
Not stated6,0206.57.45,4286.67.6+592

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2016
Type of internet connection, 2016 Not stated, Greater Sydney: 7.4% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 11.2% Internet connection, Greater Sydney: 81.4% Not stated, Macarthur Region: 6.5% No internet connection, Macarthur Region: 12.3% Internet connection, Macarthur Region: 81.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in type of internet connection, 2011 to 2016
Change in type of internet connection, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Macarthur Region: +592 No internet connection, Macarthur Region: -2,434 Internet connection, Macarthur Region: +13,297
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Macarthur Region compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of households with an internet connection

Overall 81.3% of households had an internet connection, compared with 81.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 13,297.

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