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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Internet connection

In 2011, 70% of homes in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection767,29176.476.5544,98259.962.1+222,309
Broadband connection699,84469.770.6357,30439.345.0+342,540
Dial-up connection28,3712.82.4182,22320.016.5-153,852
Other connection39,0763.93.45,4550.60.7+33,621
No internet connection168,80816.815.9301,45033.229.0-132,642
Not stated68,5356.87.662,9136.98.9+5,622

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 Sydney: 7.6% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 15.9% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 70.6% Total internet connection, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.8% No internet connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.8% Other connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.9% Dial-up connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.8% Broadband connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 69.7% Total internet connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 76.4%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,622 No internet connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -132,642 Other connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +33,621 Dial-up connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -153,852 Broadband connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +342,540 Total internet connection, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +222,309
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) compared to Greater Sydney 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 19.6% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 69.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.3% and 70.6% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 222,309.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+342,540 households)
  • Total internet connection (+222,309 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-153,852 households)

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