RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionCommunity profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Internet connection

In 2011, 61% of homes in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection66,57168.371.846,53052.054.9+20,041
Broadband connection59,72161.364.625,45228.432.4+34,270
Dial-up connection3,0713.23.020,57723.021.8-17,506
Other connection3,7793.94.35020.60.6+3,277
No internet connection24,24424.920.237,73342.236.6-13,489
Not stated6,6126.88.05,2095.88.5+1,403

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 QLD: 8.0% No internet connection, Regional QLD: 20.2% Other connection, Regional QLD: 4.3% Dial-up connection, Regional QLD: 3.0% Broadband connection, Regional QLD: 64.6% Total internet connection, Regional QLD: 71.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.8% No internet connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 24.9% Other connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9% Dial-up connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.2% Broadband connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 61.3% Total internet connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 68.3%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,403 No internet connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -13,489 Other connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,277 Dial-up connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -17,506 Broadband connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +34,270 Total internet connection, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +20,041
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region compared to Regional QLD 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 28.0% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 61.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 23.2% and 64.6% respectively in Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 20,041.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+34,270 households)
  • Total internet connection (+20,041 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-17,506 households)

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