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Life-stages - Internet connection

In the City of Melton, 78.7% of children aged 0 to 4 years 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. 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 is generally correlated with age, with younger populations more likely to be online than the elderly. However, differences in internet connectivity in the City of Melton for any given age group can be affected by availability of the type of internet connection, Education and Household Income levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total internet connection8,64285.788.14,75368.572.3+3,889
Broadband connection7,93878.781.83,02543.648.6+4,913
Dial-up connection2452.42.11,71924.823.1-1,474
Other connection4594.64.290.10.6+450
No Internet connection8028.06.51,81526.122.5-1,013
Not stated6396.35.53745.45.2+265

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, Victoria: 5.5% No Internet connection, Victoria: 6.5% Other connection, Victoria: 4.2% Dial-up connection, Victoria: 2.1% Broadband connection, Victoria: 81.8% Total internet connection, Victoria: 88.1% Not stated, City of Melton: 6.3% No Internet connection, City of Melton: 8.0% Other connection, City of Melton: 4.6% Dial-up connection, City of Melton: 2.4% Broadband connection, City of Melton: 78.7% Total internet connection, City of Melton: 85.7%
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 Not stated, City of Melton: +265 No Internet connection, City of Melton: -1,013 Other connection, City of Melton: +450 Dial-up connection, City of Melton: -1,474 Broadband connection, City of Melton: +4,913 Total internet connection, City of Melton: +3,889
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 children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years with no access to an internet connection, and a lower proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 8.0% children aged 0 to 4 years had no access to an internet connection and 78.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 6.5% and 81.8% respectively in Victoria.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of children aged 0 to 4 years with access to an internet connection increased by 3,889.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in the City of Melton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+4,913 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,474 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-1,013 persons)