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Life-stages - Internet connection

In Warringah Council area, 89.7% 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 Warringah Council area 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
Warringah Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Total internet connection9,46193.587.07,80186.671.4+1,660
Broadband connection9,07889.780.76,24669.447.9+2,832
Dial-up connection1411.42.01,53217.022.9-1,391
Other connection2422.44.3230.30.7+219
No Internet connection1761.77.18299.222.5-653
Not stated4814.85.93754.26.0+106

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, New South Wales: 5.9% No Internet connection, New South Wales: 7.1% Other connection, New South Wales: 4.3% Dial-up connection, New South Wales: 2.0% Broadband connection, New South Wales: 80.7% Total internet connection, New South Wales: 87.0% Not stated, Warringah Council area: 4.8% No Internet connection, Warringah Council area: 1.7% Other connection, Warringah Council area: 2.4% Dial-up connection, Warringah Council area: 1.4% Broadband connection, Warringah Council area: 89.7% Total internet connection, Warringah Council area: 93.5%
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, Warringah Council area: +106 No Internet connection, Warringah Council area: -653 Other connection, Warringah Council area: +219 Dial-up connection, Warringah Council area: -1,391 Broadband connection, Warringah Council area: +2,832 Total internet connection, Warringah Council area: +1,660
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 Warringah Council area compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 1.7% children aged 0 to 4 years had no access to an internet connection and 89.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 7.1% and 80.7% respectively in New South Wales.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of children aged 0 to 4 years with access to an internet connection increased by 1,660.

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

  • Broadband connection (+2,832 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,391 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-653 persons)
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