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Smithfield Plains

Internet connection

In 2011, 50% of homes in Smithfield Plains 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 Plains 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
Smithfield Plains20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
50557.368.033733.148.2+168
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection43849.759.319719.324.0+242
Dial-up connection
182.03.413112.823.4-113
Other connection
495.65.3101.00.8+39
No internet connection
25528.925.055954.844.4-304
Not stated
12113.87.012312.17.3-1

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 Plains: 13.8% No internet connection, Smithfield Plains: 28.9% Other connection, Smithfield Plains: 5.6% Dial-up connection, Smithfield Plains: 2.0% Broadband connection, Smithfield Plains: 49.7% Total internet connection, Smithfield Plains: 57.3%
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 Plains: -1 No internet connection, Smithfield Plains: -304 Other connection, Smithfield Plains: +39 Dial-up connection, Smithfield Plains: -113 Broadband connection, Smithfield Plains: +242 Total internet connection, Smithfield Plains: +168
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 Plains 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 30.9% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 49.7% 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 168.

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

  • No internet connection (-304 households)
  • Broadband connection (+242 households)
  • Total internet connection (+168 households)

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