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In 2011, 54% of homes in Smithfield 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 Smithfield 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
Smithfield20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
54362.368.025342.948.2+290
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection46753.759.314123.924.0+327
Dial-up connection
303.43.410818.323.4-78
Other connection
465.35.340.70.8+42
No internet connection
24928.625.029249.544.4-42
Not stated
799.17.0457.77.3+34

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, City of Playford: 7.0% No internet connection, City of Playford: 25.0% Other connection, City of Playford: 5.3% Dial-up connection, City of Playford: 3.4% Broadband connection, City of Playford: 59.3% Total internet connection, City of Playford: 68.0% Not stated, Smithfield: 9.1% No internet connection, Smithfield: 28.6% Other connection, Smithfield: 5.3% Dial-up connection, Smithfield: 3.4% Broadband connection, Smithfield: 53.7% Total internet connection, Smithfield: 62.3%
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, Smithfield: +34 No internet connection, Smithfield: -42 Other connection, Smithfield: +42 Dial-up connection, Smithfield: -78 Broadband connection, Smithfield: +327 Total internet connection, Smithfield: +290
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 Smithfield compared to the City of Playford 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 32.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 53.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 28.4% and 59.3% respectively in the City of Playford.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 290.

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

  • Broadband connection (+327 households)
  • Total internet connection (+290 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-78 households)

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