In 2011, 76% of homes in SHOROC Region 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||82,339||81.6||80.9||67,539||69.6||68.7||+14,800||25001|
|No internet connection||11,963||11.9||13.4||22,377||23.1||25.0||-10,414||25006|
Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in SHOROC Region compared to Warringah Council area 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 14.4% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 75.6% 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 14,800.
The largest changes in the internet connectivity in SHOROC Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Broadband connection (+23,752 households)
- Total internet connection (+14,800 households)
- Dial-up connection (-11,884 households)