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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Internet connection

In 2011, 71% of homes in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
1,29077.773.297263.756.8+318
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection1,17170.566.250733.236.0+665
Dial-up connection
804.83.645629.920.4-376
Other connection
382.33.4100.70.4+28
No internet connection
25715.520.345629.935.5-199
Not stated
1146.96.5986.47.8+16

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% No internet connection, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.3% Other connection, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Broadband connection, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 66.2% Total internet connection, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 73.2% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.9% No internet connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 15.5% Other connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.3% Dial-up connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.8% Broadband connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 70.5% Total internet connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 77.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +16 No internet connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -199 Other connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +28 Dial-up connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -376 Broadband connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +665 Total internet connection, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +318
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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 20.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 70.5% had broadband connectivity, compared with 23.9% and 66.2% respectively in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 318.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+665 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-376 households)
  • Total internet connection (+318 households)

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