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In 2011, 78% of homes in Hills Region 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 Hills Region 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
Hills Region20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
7,05383.879.16,08674.065.9+967
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection6,55977.972.73,59043.639.1+2,969
Dial-up connection
2773.33.42,46530.026.3-2,188
Other connection
2172.63.0310.40.4+186
No internet connection
1,05112.516.81,87822.829.9-827
Not stated
3133.74.12653.24.2+48

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, Hills Region: 3.7% No internet connection, Hills Region: 12.5% Other connection, Hills Region: 2.6% Dial-up connection, Hills Region: 3.3% Broadband connection, Hills Region: 77.9% Total internet connection, Hills Region: 83.8%
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, Hills Region: +48 No internet connection, Hills Region: -827 Other connection, Hills Region: +186 Dial-up connection, Hills Region: -2,188 Broadband connection, Hills Region: +2,969 Total internet connection, Hills Region: +967
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 Hills Region compared to the City of Mitcham 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 15.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 77.9% 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 967.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Hills Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,969 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-2,188 households)
  • Total internet connection (+967 households)

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