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RDA Northern Territory

Internet connection

In 2011, 57% of homes in the RDA Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection47,63765.672.233,41449.856.1+14,223
Broadband connection41,34157.063.518,81628.031.9+22,525
Dial-up connection1,9312.72.913,91920.723.0-11,988
Other connection4,3656.05.96791.01.1+3,686
No internet connection15,61421.514.824,76136.931.1-9,147
Not stated9,34012.913.08,98213.412.8+358

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 Darwin: 13.0% No internet connection, Greater Darwin: 14.8% Other connection, Greater Darwin: 5.9% Dial-up connection, Greater Darwin: 2.9% Broadband connection, Greater Darwin: 63.5% Total internet connection, Greater Darwin: 72.2% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 12.9% No internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: 21.5% Other connection, RDA Northern Territory: 6.0% Dial-up connection, RDA Northern Territory: 2.7% Broadband connection, RDA Northern Territory: 57.0% Total internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: 65.6%
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 Northern Territory: +358 No internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: -9,147 Other connection, RDA Northern Territory: +3,686 Dial-up connection, RDA Northern Territory: -11,988 Broadband connection, RDA Northern Territory: +22,525 Total internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: +14,223
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 Northern Territory compared to Greater Darwin 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 24.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 57.0% had broadband connectivity, compared with 17.6% and 63.5% respectively in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 14,223.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the RDA Northern Territory, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+22,525 households)
  • Total internet connection (+14,223 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-11,988 households)

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