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In 2011, 78% of homes in Melton East 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 East 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 East20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
14,67883.678.27,95568.162.1+6,723
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection13,66977.971.55,07843.539.2+8,591
Dial-up connection
4412.52.82,78823.922.3-2,347
Other connection
5683.23.9890.80.6+479
No internet connection
1,92611.015.13,03726.031.5-1,111
Not stated
9465.46.76885.96.4+258

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 East: 5.4% No internet connection, Melton East: 11.0% Other connection, Melton East: 3.2% Dial-up connection, Melton East: 2.5% Broadband connection, Melton East: 77.9% Total internet connection, Melton East: 83.6%
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 East: +258 No internet connection, Melton East: -1,111 Other connection, Melton East: +479 Dial-up connection, Melton East: -2,347 Broadband connection, Melton East: +8,591 Total internet connection, Melton East: +6,723
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 East 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 13.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 77.9% 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 6,723.

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

  • Broadband connection (+8,591 households)
  • Total internet connection (+6,723 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-2,347 households)

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