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Warringah Council area

Internet connection

In 2011, 75% of homes in Warringah Council 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 Warringah Council 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
Warringah Council area - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
42,40880.976.534,77868.762.1+7,630
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection39,33075.070.626,76152.945.0+12,569
Dial-up connection
1,2842.42.47,67315.216.5-6,389
Other connection
1,7943.43.43440.70.7+1,450
No internet connection
7,01713.415.912,62425.029.0-5,607
Not stated
3,0145.77.63,1936.38.9-179

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, Greater Sydney: 7.6% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 15.9% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 70.6% Total internet connection, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Not stated, Warringah Council area: 5.7% No internet connection, Warringah Council area: 13.4% Other connection, Warringah Council area: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Warringah Council area: 2.4% Broadband connection, Warringah Council area: 75.0% Total internet connection, Warringah Council area: 80.9%
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, Warringah Council area: -179 No internet connection, Warringah Council area: -5,607 Other connection, Warringah Council area: +1,450 Dial-up connection, Warringah Council area: -6,389 Broadband connection, Warringah Council area: +12,569 Total internet connection, Warringah Council area: +7,630
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 Warringah Council area compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 15.8% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 75.0% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.3% and 70.6% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 7,630.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Warringah Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+12,569 households)
  • Total internet connection (+7,630 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-6,389 households)

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