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Caroline Springs

Internet connection

In 2011, 78% of homes in Caroline Springs had 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 in Caroline Springs can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Households

Type of internet connection
Caroline Springs20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
5,53084.378.22,82669.662.1+2,705
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection5,13578.371.51,73042.639.2+3,405
Dial-up connection
1382.12.81,05526.022.3-917
Other connection
2573.93.9411.00.6+216
No internet connection
67310.315.199224.431.5-319
Not stated
3555.46.72426.06.4+114

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, City of Melton: 6.7% No internet connection, City of Melton: 15.1% Other connection, City of Melton: 3.9% Dial-up connection, City of Melton: 2.8% Broadband connection, City of Melton: 71.5% Total internet connection, City of Melton: 78.2% Not stated, Caroline Springs: 5.4% No internet connection, Caroline Springs: 10.3% Other connection, Caroline Springs: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Broadband connection, Caroline Springs: 78.3% Total internet connection, Caroline Springs: 84.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id 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, Caroline Springs: +114 No internet connection, Caroline Springs: -319 Other connection, Caroline Springs: +216 Dial-up connection, Caroline Springs: -917 Broadband connection, Caroline Springs: +3,405 Total internet connection, Caroline Springs: +2,705
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Caroline Springs compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 12.4% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 78.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 17.9% and 71.5% respectively in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 2,704.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Caroline Springs, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+3,405 households)
  • Total internet connection (+2,705 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-917 households)

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