In 2011, 64% of homes in Narrabeen 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'
|Type of internet connection|
|Connection type||Number||%||Warringah Council area %||Number||%||Warringah Council area %||2006 to 2011|
|Total internet connection||2,460||71.6||80.9||1,771||55.4||68.7||+689||25001|
|No internet connection||670||19.5||13.4||1,073||33.6||25.0||-402||25006|
Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Narrabeen compared to Warringah Council area 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 22.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 63.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 15.8% and 75.0% respectively in Warringah Council area.
Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 689.
The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Narrabeen, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Broadband connection (+922 households)
- Total internet connection (+689 households)
- No internet connection (-402 households)