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Non-English speakers - Internet connection

In 2011, 77.9% of non-English speakers 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 indicates how many people in the non-English speaking communities in the City of Melton have access to the internet from home.

Internet connectivity is strongly associated with the Age and Education levels of the migrant population, and language issues may also be a barrier to access, particularly among older communities. So please view this dataset in conjunction with those topics to further build the story of the non-English speaking communities in City of Melton.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total internet connection26,37383.981.113,08768.765.0+13,286
Broadband connection24,48877.975.78,05042.347.2+16,438
Dial-up connection8942.82.44,88825.717.2-3,994
Other connection9913.23.11490.80.6+842
No Internet connection3,83512.215.25,33728.031.0-1,502
Not stated1,2153.93.76223.34.0+593

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: 15.2% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 75.7% No Internet connection, City of Melton: 12.2% Other connection, City of Melton: 3.2% Dial-up connection, City of Melton: 2.8% Broadband connection, City of Melton: 77.9%
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: -1,502 Other connection, City of Melton: +842 Dial-up connection, City of Melton: -3,994 Broadband connection, City of Melton: +16,438
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 of households for non-English speakers in the City of Melton compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of non-English speakers with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 12.2% of non-English speakers had no access to an internet connection and 77.9% had broadband connectivity, compared with 15.2% and 75.7% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for non-English speakers increased by 13,286.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for non-English speakers in the City of Melton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+16,438 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-3,994 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-1,502 persons)