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In 2011, 59% of homes in Melton 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 Melton 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
Melton20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
2,08266.278.21,37247.762.1+710
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection1,86559.371.588030.639.2+986
Dial-up connection
802.52.847416.522.3-394
Other connection
1374.33.9180.60.6+118
No internet connection
84426.815.11,26343.931.5-419
Not stated
2207.06.72408.46.4-20

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, Melton: 7.0% No internet connection, Melton: 26.8% Other connection, Melton: 4.3% Dial-up connection, Melton: 2.5% Broadband connection, Melton: 59.3% Total internet connection, Melton: 66.2%
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, Melton: -20 No internet connection, Melton: -419 Other connection, Melton: +118 Dial-up connection, Melton: -394 Broadband connection, Melton: +986 Total internet connection, Melton: +710
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 Melton compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 29.4% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 59.3% 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 710.

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

  • Broadband connection (+986 households)
  • Total internet connection (+710 households)
  • No internet connection (-419 households)

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