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Eastern Region Alliance area

Internet connection

In 2011, 70% of homes in Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
87,54776.277.969,53461.663.8+18,013
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection79,86769.570.741,10236.439.6+38,765
Dial-up connection
3,6763.23.027,78524.623.5-24,109
Other connection
4,0043.54.36470.60.8+3,357
No internet connection
21,51018.716.637,34433.131.5-15,834
Not stated
5,7925.05.55,9275.34.7-135

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, City of Unley: 5.5% No internet connection, City of Unley: 16.6% Other connection, City of Unley: 4.3% Dial-up connection, City of Unley: 3.0% Broadband connection, City of Unley: 70.7% Total internet connection, City of Unley: 77.9% Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.0% No internet connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: 18.7% Other connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.5% Dial-up connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.2% Broadband connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: 69.5% Total internet connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: 76.2%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -135 No internet connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: -15,834 Other connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: +3,357 Dial-up connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: -24,109 Broadband connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: +38,765 Total internet connection, Eastern Region Alliance area: +18,013
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 Eastern Region Alliance area compared to the City of Unley 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 21.9% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 69.5% had broadband connectivity, compared with 19.5% and 70.7% respectively in the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 18,013.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Eastern Region Alliance area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+38,765 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-24,109 households)
  • Total internet connection (+18,013 households)

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