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In 2011, 68% of homes in the WSROC 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 the WSROC 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
WSROC Region - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection414,86373.476.5307,79557.762.1+107,069
Broadband connection382,83067.770.6213,89140.145.0+168,939
Dial-up connection14,0472.52.490,16616.916.5-76,118
Other connection17,9863.23.43,7380.70.7+14,248
No internet connection107,35719.015.9182,16134.129.0-74,804
Not stated43,2467.67.643,7138.28.9-467

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 Sydney: 7.6% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 15.9% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 70.6% Total internet connection, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Not stated, WSROC Region: 7.6% No internet connection, WSROC Region: 19.0% Other connection, WSROC Region: 3.2% Dial-up connection, WSROC Region: 2.5% Broadband connection, WSROC Region: 67.7% Total internet connection, WSROC Region: 73.4%
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, WSROC Region: -467 No internet connection, WSROC Region: -74,804 Other connection, WSROC Region: +14,248 Dial-up connection, WSROC Region: -76,118 Broadband connection, WSROC Region: +168,939 Total internet connection, WSROC Region: +107,069
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 WSROC Region compared to Greater Sydney 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 21.5% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 67.7% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.3% and 70.6% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 107,068.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in the WSROC Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+168,939 households)
  • Total internet connection (+107,069 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-76,118 households)

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