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District Council of Mount Barker

Internet connection

In 2011, 71% of homes in the District Council of Mount Barker 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 the District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
8,83279.073.16,17663.056.6+2,656
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection7,89770.665.62,73527.931.0+5,162
Dial-up connection
4754.23.43,38634.625.0-2,911
Other connection
4604.14.1550.60.6+405
No internet connection
1,84816.521.23,16332.337.5-1,315
Not stated
5024.55.74604.76.0+42

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, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% No internet connection, Greater Adelaide: 21.2% Other connection, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Dial-up connection, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Broadband connection, Greater Adelaide: 65.6% Total internet connection, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.5% No internet connection, District Council of Mount Barker: 16.5% Other connection, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.1% Dial-up connection, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.2% Broadband connection, District Council of Mount Barker: 70.6% Total internet connection, District Council of Mount Barker: 79.0%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +42 No internet connection, District Council of Mount Barker: -1,315 Other connection, District Council of Mount Barker: +405 Dial-up connection, District Council of Mount Barker: -2,911 Broadband connection, District Council of Mount Barker: +5,162 Total internet connection, District Council of Mount Barker: +2,656
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 the District Council of Mount Barker compared to Greater Adelaide 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 20.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 70.6% had broadband connectivity, compared with 24.5% and 65.6% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 2,656.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the District Council of Mount Barker, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+5,162 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-2,911 households)
  • Total internet connection (+2,656 households)

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