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Perth Metropolitan Area

Internet connection

In 2011, 70% of homes in the Perth Metropolitan Area 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 Perth Metropolitan Area 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection508,14577.077.0361,59461.661.6+146,551
Broadband connection462,39670.170.1238,84140.740.7+223,555
Dial-up connection19,2282.92.9119,23120.320.3-100,003
Other connection26,5214.04.03,5210.60.6+23,000
No internet connection104,38715.815.8180,56530.830.8-76,178
Not stated47,1637.17.144,5047.67.6+2,659

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 Perth: 7.1% No internet connection, Greater Perth: 15.8% Other connection, Greater Perth: 4.0% Dial-up connection, Greater Perth: 2.9% Broadband connection, Greater Perth: 70.1% Total internet connection, Greater Perth: 77.0% Not stated, Perth Metropolitan Area: 7.1% No internet connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: 15.8% Other connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: 4.0% Dial-up connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.9% Broadband connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: 70.1% Total internet connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: 77.0%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: +2,659 No internet connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: -76,178 Other connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: +23,000 Dial-up connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: -100,003 Broadband connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: +223,555 Total internet connection, Perth Metropolitan Area: +146,551
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 Perth Metropolitan Area compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a similar proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 18.7% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 70.1% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.7% and 70.1% respectively in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 146,551.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the Perth Metropolitan Area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+223,555 households)
  • Total internet connection (+146,551 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-100,003 households)

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