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Need for assistance - Internet connection

In 2011, 66.2% of people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton 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 looks at the level of internet access available to people with a disability living in private households. This can indicate the ability to communicate online and access services provided online within this community.

Please note that people with a disability living in a non-private dwelling such as a hostel for the disabled are not counted here, as internet access is not collected for these dwelling types.

Internet connectivity in the City of Melton can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure as well as need for assistance.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total internet connection2,95672.161.21,27653.343.8+1,680
Broadband connection2,71466.255.581333.929.3+1,901
Dial-up connection1233.03.144518.614.0-322
Other connection1192.92.5180.80.4+101
No Internet connection99424.235.31,01942.552.2-25
Not stated1493.63.51004.24.1+49

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: 35.3% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 55.5% No Internet connection, City of Melton: 24.2% Other connection, City of Melton: 2.9% Dial-up connection, City of Melton: 3.0% Broadband connection, City of Melton: 66.2%
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 Melton: -25 Other connection, City of Melton: +101 Dial-up connection, City of Melton: -322 Broadband connection, City of Melton: +1,901
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 for people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people with a need for assistance in households with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion in households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 24.2% of people reporting a need for assistance had no access to an internet connection and 66.2% had access to broadband connectivity, compared with 35.3% and 55.5% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for people reporting a need for assistance increased by 1,680.

The largest changes in internet connectivity for people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+1,901 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-322 persons)
  • Other connection (+101 persons)