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Overseas born - Internet connection

In 2011, 74.2% of people born overseas 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 who were born overseas and live 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 overseas-born communities in Rockhampton.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Total internet connection7,95280.986.34,81965.174.3+3,133
Broadband connection7,28974.280.22,83238.254.1+4,457
Dial-up connection3203.32.51,92326.019.8-1,603
Other connection3433.53.6640.90.4+279
No Internet connection1,51815.510.72,36832.023.0-850
Not stated3553.63.02172.92.6+138

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: 10.7% Other connection, Brisbane SD: 3.6% Dial-up connection, Brisbane SD: 2.5% Broadband connection, Brisbane SD: 80.2% No Internet connection, Rockhampton: 15.5% Other connection, Rockhampton: 3.5% Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: 3.3% Broadband connection, Rockhampton: 74.2%
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: -850 Other connection, Rockhampton: +279 Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: -1,603 Broadband connection, Rockhampton: +4,457
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 people born overseas in Rockhampton compared to Brisbane SD, shows that there was a higher proportion of people born overseas with no access to an internet connection, and a lower proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 15.5% of people born overseas had no access to an internet connection, and 74.2% had broadband connectivity, compared with 10.7% and 80.2% respectively in Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for people born overseas increased by 3,133.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for households consisting of people born overseas in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+4,457 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,603 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-850 persons)
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