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Overseas born - Internet connection

In 2011, 76.3% of people born overseas 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 who were born overseas and live 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 overseas-born communities in City of Melton.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total internet connection24,61382.580.812,90368.466.5+11,710
Broadband connection22,76676.375.18,04942.748.5+14,717
Dial-up connection8823.02.54,73525.117.4-3,853
Other connection9653.23.21190.60.6+846
No Internet connection4,11213.815.75,38428.530.0-1,272
Not stated1,1133.73.55733.03.6+540

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: 15.7% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 75.1% No Internet connection, City of Melton: 13.8% Other connection, City of Melton: 3.2% Dial-up connection, City of Melton: 3.0% Broadband connection, City of Melton: 76.3%
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: -1,272 Other connection, City of Melton: +846 Dial-up connection, City of Melton: -3,853 Broadband connection, City of Melton: +14,717
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 people born overseas in the City of Melton compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of people born overseas with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 13.8% of people born overseas had no access to an internet connection, and 76.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 15.7% and 75.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for people born overseas increased by 11,710.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for households consisting of people born overseas in the City of Melton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+14,717 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-3,853 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-1,272 persons)