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In 2011, 65% of homes in West 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 West 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
West Region20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
5,56272.379.14,24955.465.9+1,313
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection4,98864.872.72,33530.439.1+2,653
Dial-up connection
2863.73.41,86424.326.3-1,578
Other connection
2883.73.0510.70.4+237
No internet connection
1,77323.016.82,99339.029.9-1,220
Not stated
3624.74.14305.64.2-68

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, West Region: 4.7% No internet connection, West Region: 23.0% Other connection, West Region: 3.7% Dial-up connection, West Region: 3.7% Broadband connection, West Region: 64.8% Total internet connection, West Region: 72.3%
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, West Region: -68 No internet connection, West Region: -1,220 Other connection, West Region: +237 Dial-up connection, West Region: -1,578 Broadband connection, West Region: +2,653 Total internet connection, West Region: +1,313
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 West Region 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 26.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 64.8% 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 1,313.

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

  • Broadband connection (+2,653 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,578 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,313 households)

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