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City of Whittlesea

Internet connection

In 2011, 68% of homes in the City of Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
38,33674.176.422,79856.061.0+15,538
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection35,10567.970.015,20937.442.7+19,896
Dial-up connection
1,3122.52.77,39218.217.8-6,080
Other connection
1,9193.73.71970.50.5+1,722
No internet connection
10,22019.816.815,37837.831.5-5,158
Not stated
3,1636.16.82,5126.27.5+651

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 Melbourne: 6.8% No internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 16.8% Other connection, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Broadband connection, Greater Melbourne: 70.0% Total internet connection, Greater Melbourne: 76.4% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 6.1% No internet connection, City of Whittlesea: 19.8% Other connection, City of Whittlesea: 3.7% Dial-up connection, City of Whittlesea: 2.5% Broadband connection, City of Whittlesea: 67.9% Total internet connection, City of Whittlesea: 74.1%
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 Whittlesea: +651 No internet connection, City of Whittlesea: -5,158 Other connection, City of Whittlesea: +1,722 Dial-up connection, City of Whittlesea: -6,080 Broadband connection, City of Whittlesea: +19,896 Total internet connection, City of Whittlesea: +15,538
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 Whittlesea compared to Greater Melbourne 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 22.3% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 67.9% had broadband connectivity, compared with 19.5% and 70.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 15,538.

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

  • Broadband connection (+19,896 households)
  • Total internet connection (+15,538 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-6,080 households)

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