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In 2011, 70% of homes in Melton West 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 West 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
Melton West20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
3,75377.078.22,15963.762.1+1,594
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection3,42070.171.51,38240.839.2+2,037
Dial-up connection
1262.62.874922.122.3-623
Other connection
2074.33.9280.80.6+179
No internet connection
75515.515.11,03130.431.5-276
Not stated
3697.66.72015.96.4+168

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 West: 7.6% No internet connection, Melton West: 15.5% Other connection, Melton West: 4.3% Dial-up connection, Melton West: 2.6% Broadband connection, Melton West: 70.1% Total internet connection, Melton West: 77.0%
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 West: +168 No internet connection, Melton West: -276 Other connection, Melton West: +179 Dial-up connection, Melton West: -623 Broadband connection, Melton West: +2,037 Total internet connection, Melton West: +1,594
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 West compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 18.1% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 70.1% 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 1,594.

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

  • Broadband connection (+2,037 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,594 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-623 households)

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