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Wollondilly Shire

Need for assistance - Internet connection

In 2011, 65.5% of people reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire were in households with access to a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. This dataset looks at the level of internet access available to people with a disability living in private households. This can indicate the ability to communicate online and access services provided online within this community.

Please note that people with a disability living in a non-private dwelling such as a hostel for the disabled are not counted here, as internet access is not collected for these dwelling types.

Internet connectivity in Wollondilly Shire can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure as well as need for assistance.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does any member of this household access the internet from this dwelling'

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
Wollondilly Shire - Need for assistance20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Total internet connection1,06172.364.061655.646.3+445
Broadband connection96265.558.436332.831.7+599
Dial-up connection704.82.924321.914.0-173
Other connection292.02.7100.90.6+19
No Internet connection35224.032.245441.049.4-102
Not stated553.73.8383.44.3+17

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 No Internet connection, Greater Sydney: 32.2% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 2.7% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 58.4% No Internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: 24.0% Other connection, Wollondilly Shire: 2.0% Dial-up connection, Wollondilly Shire: 4.8% Broadband connection, Wollondilly Shire: 65.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 No Internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: -102 Other connection, Wollondilly Shire: +19 Dial-up connection, Wollondilly Shire: -173 Broadband connection, Wollondilly Shire: +599
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection for people reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people with a need for assistance in households with no access to an internet connection, and a higher proportion in households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 24.0% of people reporting a need for assistance had no access to an internet connection and 65.5% had access to broadband connectivity, compared with 32.2% and 58.4% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, access to an internet connection for people reporting a need for assistance increased by 445.

The largest changes in internet connectivity for people reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+599 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-173 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-102 persons)
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