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Shire of Murray

Internet connection

In 2011, 64% of homes in Shire of Murray 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 Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection3,91671.477.02,50754.361.6+1,409
Broadband connection3,50063.870.11,39930.340.7+2,101
Dial-up connection2033.72.91,07023.220.3-867
Other connection2133.94.0380.80.6+175
No internet connection1,13320.615.81,72637.430.8-593
Not stated4388.07.13848.37.6+54

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, Shire of Murray: 8.0% No internet connection, Shire of Murray: 20.6% Other connection, Shire of Murray: 3.9% Dial-up connection, Shire of Murray: 3.7% Broadband connection, Shire of Murray: 63.8% Total internet connection, Shire of Murray: 71.4%
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, Shire of Murray: +54 No internet connection, Shire of Murray: -593 Other connection, Shire of Murray: +175 Dial-up connection, Shire of Murray: -867 Broadband connection, Shire of Murray: +2,101 Total internet connection, Shire of Murray: +1,409
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 Shire of Murray compared to Greater Perth 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 24.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 63.8% 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 1,409.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Shire of Murray, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,101 households)
  • Total internet connection (+1,409 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-867 households)

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