SHOROC Region

Internet connection

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.

Internet connectivity in SHOROC Region 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
SHOROC Region20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Warringah Council area %Number%Warringah Council area %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection82,33981.680.967,53969.668.7+14,800
Broadband connection76,25875.675.052,50654.152.9+23,752
Dial-up connection2,5282.52.414,41214.915.2-11,884
Other connection3,5533.53.46210.60.7+2,932
No internet connection11,96311.913.422,37723.125.0-10,414
Not stated6,6206.65.77,0907.36.3-470

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 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% Not stated, SHOROC Region: 6.6% No internet connection, SHOROC Region: 11.9% Other connection, SHOROC Region: 3.5% Dial-up connection, SHOROC Region: 2.5% Broadband connection, SHOROC Region: 75.6% Total internet connection, SHOROC Region: 81.6%
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, SHOROC Region: -470 No internet connection, SHOROC Region: -10,414 Other connection, SHOROC Region: +2,932 Dial-up connection, SHOROC Region: -11,884 Broadband connection, SHOROC Region: +23,752 Total internet connection, SHOROC Region: +14,800
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 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.

Emerging groups

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)

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