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In 2011, 63% of homes in Wyong Shire 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 Wyong Shire 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
Wyong Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
39,96869.176.528,42952.662.1+11,539
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection36,32362.870.616,63930.845.0+19,684
Dial-up connection
1,6652.92.411,52521.316.5-9,860
Other connection
1,9803.43.42650.50.7+1,715
No internet connection
14,09924.415.922,23041.129.0-8,131
Not stated
3,7846.57.63,4356.48.9+349

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, Wyong Shire: 6.5% No internet connection, Wyong Shire: 24.4% Other connection, Wyong Shire: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Wyong Shire: 2.9% Broadband connection, Wyong Shire: 62.8% Total internet connection, Wyong Shire: 69.1%
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, Wyong Shire: +349 No internet connection, Wyong Shire: -8,131 Other connection, Wyong Shire: +1,715 Dial-up connection, Wyong Shire: -9,860 Broadband connection, Wyong Shire: +19,684 Total internet connection, Wyong Shire: +11,539
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 Wyong Shire 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 27.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 62.8% 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 11,539.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Wyong Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+19,684 households)
  • Total internet connection (+11,539 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-9,860 households)

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