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In 2011, 59% of homes in Melrose Park 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 Melrose Park 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
Melrose Park20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
63465.679.145547.765.9+179
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection57059.072.723624.739.1+334
Dial-up connection
272.83.421222.226.3-185
Other connection
373.83.070.70.4+30
No internet connection
27028.016.842044.029.9-150
Not stated
626.44.1798.34.2-17

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, Melrose Park: 6.4% No internet connection, Melrose Park: 28.0% Other connection, Melrose Park: 3.8% Dial-up connection, Melrose Park: 2.8% Broadband connection, Melrose Park: 59.0% Total internet connection, Melrose Park: 65.6%
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, Melrose Park: -17 No internet connection, Melrose Park: -150 Other connection, Melrose Park: +30 Dial-up connection, Melrose Park: -185 Broadband connection, Melrose Park: +334 Total internet connection, Melrose Park: +179
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 Melrose Park compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 30.7% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 59.0% 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 179.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Melrose Park, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+334 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-185 households)
  • Total internet connection (+179 households)

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