65% of homes in Ascot Vale have 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'
|Type of internet connection|
|Connection type||Number||%||City of Moonee Valley||Number||%||City of Moonee Valley||2006 to 2011|
|Total internet connection||4,054||71.9||72.4||2,894||54.2||56.4||+1,159||25001|
|No internet connection||1,064||18.9||20.4||1,844||34.5||35.5||-780||25006|
Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Ascot Vale compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.
Overall 21.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 64.8% had broadband connectivity, compared with 22.9% and 66.2% respectively in the City of Moonee Valley.
Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 1,160.
The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Ascot Vale, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Broadband connection (+1,714 households)
- Total internet connection (+1,159 households)
- Dial-up connection (-786 households)