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RDA Northern Territory

Internet connection

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 69.7% homes in the RDA Northern Territory had an internet connection.

An internet connection is now an important utility for most households in Australia. It is increasingly required for accessing essential information and taking part in the digital economy. Australia-wide in 2016, nearly 80% of all households had internet access. However, this decreases with age – seniors are less likely to have internet access at home. The lack of internet access is likely to indicate a level of disadvantage and could be related to socio-economic factors, age, or geographical isolation.

Internet connectivity in the RDA Northern Territory should be looked at in conjunction with Household Type and Age Structure, as well as Education Levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does any member of this household access the internet from this dwelling'

Households

Type of internet connection
RDA Northern Territory - Households20162011Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Internet connection55,19569.776.247,63765.672.2+7,558
No internet connection12,35615.610.715,61421.514.8-3,258
Not stated11,68914.813.19,34012.913.0+2,349

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2016
Type of internet connection, 2016 Not stated, Greater Darwin: 13.1% No internet connection, Greater Darwin: 10.7% Internet connection, Greater Darwin: 76.2% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 14.8% No internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: 15.6% Internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: 69.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2011 to 2016
Change in type of internet connection, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: +2,349 No internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: -3,258 Internet connection, RDA Northern Territory: +7,558
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 lower proportion of households with an internet connection

Overall 69.7% of households had an internet connection, compared with 76.2% in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 7,558.

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