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City of West Torrens

Internet connection

In 2011, 62% of homes in the City of West Torrens 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 the City of West Torrens 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
City of West Torrens - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
16,57069.573.111,77750.656.6+4,793
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection14,78362.065.66,61628.431.0+8,167
Dial-up connection
7193.03.45,02621.625.0-4,307
Other connection
1,0684.54.11350.60.6+933
No internet connection
5,82724.521.29,92742.737.5-4,100
Not stated
1,4356.05.71,5686.76.0-133

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 Adelaide: 5.7% No internet connection, Greater Adelaide: 21.2% Other connection, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Dial-up connection, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Broadband connection, Greater Adelaide: 65.6% Total internet connection, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Not stated, City of West Torrens: 6.0% No internet connection, City of West Torrens: 24.5% Other connection, City of West Torrens: 4.5% Dial-up connection, City of West Torrens: 3.0% Broadband connection, City of West Torrens: 62.0% Total internet connection, City of West Torrens: 69.5%
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, City of West Torrens: -133 No internet connection, City of West Torrens: -4,100 Other connection, City of West Torrens: +933 Dial-up connection, City of West Torrens: -4,307 Broadband connection, City of West Torrens: +8,167 Total internet connection, City of West Torrens: +4,793
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 the City of West Torrens compared to Greater Adelaide 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 27.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 62.0% had broadband connectivity, compared with 24.5% and 65.6% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 4,793.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the City of West Torrens, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+8,167 households)
  • Total internet connection (+4,793 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-4,307 households)

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