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Non-English speakers - Internet connection

In 2011, 73.8% of non-English speakers in Rockhampton 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. This dataset indicates how many people in the non-English speaking communities in Rockhampton have access to the internet from home.

Internet connectivity is strongly associated with the Age and Education levels of the migrant population, and language issues may also be a barrier to access, particularly among older communities. So please view this dataset in conjunction with those topics to further build the story of the non-English speaking communities in Rockhampton.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Total internet connection3,29780.485.61,45263.172.3+1,845
Broadband connection3,02873.879.791739.853.7+2,111
Dial-up connection1273.12.450922.118.1-382
Other connection1423.53.5261.10.5+116
No Internet connection60414.710.977033.424.1-166
Not stated2004.93.5803.53.5+120

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 No Internet connection, Brisbane SD: 10.9% Other connection, Brisbane SD: 3.5% Dial-up connection, Brisbane SD: 2.4% Broadband connection, Brisbane SD: 79.7% No Internet connection, Rockhampton: 14.7% Other connection, Rockhampton: 3.5% Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: 3.1% Broadband connection, Rockhampton: 73.8%
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 No Internet connection, Rockhampton: -166 Other connection, Rockhampton: +116 Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: -382 Broadband connection, Rockhampton: +2,111
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 non-English speakers in Rockhampton compared to Brisbane SD, shows that there was a higher proportion of non-English speakers with no access to an internet connection, and a lower proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 14.7% of non-English speakers had no access to an internet connection and 73.8% had broadband connectivity, compared with 10.9% and 79.7% respectively in Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for non-English speakers increased by 1,845.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for non-English speakers in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,111 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-382 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-166 persons)
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