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Lower Mitcham

Internet connection

In 2011, 75% of homes in Lower Mitcham 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 Lower Mitcham 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
Lower Mitcham20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
67580.279.155966.965.9+117
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection62974.772.733740.339.1+292
Dial-up connection
323.83.421926.226.3-187
Other connection
141.73.030.40.4+11
No internet connection
14116.716.825630.729.9-115
Not stated
263.14.1202.44.2+6

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 Mitcham: 4.1% No internet connection, City of Mitcham: 16.8% Other connection, City of Mitcham: 3.0% Dial-up connection, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Broadband connection, City of Mitcham: 72.7% Total internet connection, City of Mitcham: 79.1% Not stated, Lower Mitcham: 3.1% No internet connection, Lower Mitcham: 16.7% Other connection, Lower Mitcham: 1.7% Dial-up connection, Lower Mitcham: 3.8% Broadband connection, Lower Mitcham: 74.7% Total internet connection, Lower Mitcham: 80.2%
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, Lower Mitcham: +6 No internet connection, Lower Mitcham: -115 Other connection, Lower Mitcham: +11 Dial-up connection, Lower Mitcham: -187 Broadband connection, Lower Mitcham: +292 Total internet connection, Lower Mitcham: +117
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 Lower Mitcham compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 20.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 74.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 20.1% and 72.7% respectively in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 116.

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

  • Broadband connection (+292 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-187 households)
  • Total internet connection (+117 households)

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