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Life-stages - Internet connection

In Rockhampton, 77.3% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households with access to 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 is generally correlated with age, with younger populations more likely to be online than the elderly. However, differences in internet connectivity in Rockhampton for any given age group can be affected by availability of the type of internet connection, Education and Household Income levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Total internet connection6,14684.386.14,03063.570.4+2,116
Broadband connection5,63977.378.72,29036.145.6+3,349
Dial-up connection1081.52.01,72027.124.2-1,612
Other connection3995.55.3200.30.6+379
No Internet connection6609.17.82,00331.623.7-1,343
Not stated4866.76.13144.95.8+172

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, Queensland: 6.1% No Internet connection, Queensland: 7.8% Other connection, Queensland: 5.3% Dial-up connection, Queensland: 2.0% Broadband connection, Queensland: 78.7% Total internet connection, Queensland: 86.1% Not stated, Rockhampton: 6.7% No Internet connection, Rockhampton: 9.1% Other connection, Rockhampton: 5.5% Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: 1.5% Broadband connection, Rockhampton: 77.3% Total internet connection, Rockhampton: 84.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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, Rockhampton: +172 No Internet connection, Rockhampton: -1,343 Other connection, Rockhampton: +379 Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: -1,612 Broadband connection, Rockhampton: +3,349 Total internet connection, Rockhampton: +2,116
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households for children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years with no access to an internet connection, and a lower proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 9.1% children aged 0 to 4 years had no access to an internet connection and 77.3% had broadband connectivity, compared with 7.8% and 78.7% respectively in Queensland.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of children aged 0 to 4 years with access to an internet connection increased by 2,116.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+3,349 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,612 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-1,343 persons)
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