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Internet connection

In 2011, 54% of homes in Parkes Shire 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 Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection3,52860.968.22,58246.252.4+946
Broadband connection3,10953.761.31,31923.628.1+1,790
Dial-up connection2093.63.31,22922.023.8-1,020
Other connection2103.63.6340.60.5+176
No internet connection1,76330.425.12,65847.641.3-895
Not stated5008.66.73466.26.3+154

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, Regional NSW: 6.7% No internet connection, Regional NSW: 25.1% Other connection, Regional NSW: 3.6% Dial-up connection, Regional NSW: 3.3% Broadband connection, Regional NSW: 61.3% Total internet connection, Regional NSW: 68.2% Not stated, Parkes Shire: 8.6% No internet connection, Parkes Shire: 30.4% Other connection, Parkes Shire: 3.6% Dial-up connection, Parkes Shire: 3.6% Broadband connection, Parkes Shire: 53.7% Total internet connection, Parkes Shire: 60.9%
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, Parkes Shire: +154 No internet connection, Parkes Shire: -895 Other connection, Parkes Shire: +176 Dial-up connection, Parkes Shire: -1,020 Broadband connection, Parkes Shire: +1,790 Total internet connection, Parkes Shire: +946
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 Parkes Shire compared to Regional NSW 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 34.1% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 53.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.4% and 61.3% respectively in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 946.

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

  • Broadband connection (+1,790 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,020 households)
  • Total internet connection (+946 households)

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