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Internet connection

In 2011, 68% of homes in the City of Yarra 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 Yarra 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 Yarra - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
25,73576.876.419,06060.361.0+6,675
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection22,85768.270.013,24941.942.7+9,608
Dial-up connection
7852.32.75,55017.617.8-4,765
Other connection
2,0936.23.72610.80.5+1,832
No internet connection
4,64213.816.88,86928.031.5-4,227
Not stated
3,1469.46.83,69411.77.5-548

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 Yarra: 9.4% No internet connection, City of Yarra: 13.8% Other connection, City of Yarra: 6.2% Dial-up connection, City of Yarra: 2.3% Broadband connection, City of Yarra: 68.2% Total internet connection, City of Yarra: 76.8%
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 Yarra: -548 No internet connection, City of Yarra: -4,227 Other connection, City of Yarra: +1,832 Dial-up connection, City of Yarra: -4,765 Broadband connection, City of Yarra: +9,608 Total internet connection, City of Yarra: +6,675
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 Yarra compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 16.2% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 68.2% 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 6,675.

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

  • Broadband connection (+9,608 households)
  • Total internet connection (+6,675 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-4,765 households)

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