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8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD INTERNET CONNECTION

In 2010-11, of the estimated 6.7 million households who had internet access, 92% had broadband internet access and 5% had dial-up access. The remaining 3% of households did not know the type of their home internet connection.

Households with internet access, by type of connection, 2010-11
Graph: Households with access to the internet, by type of connection, 2010-11


TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD INTERNET CONNECTION BY STATE OR TERRITORY

The Australian Capital Territory continued to record the highest proportion of households with a broadband internet connection (94%). Tasmania had the largest increase in the proportion of households with broadband internet, up 14 percentage points from 2008-09.

Households with broadband internet access(a)(b), by State or Territory, 2010-11
Graph: Households with access to a broadband internet connection(a)(b), by State or Territory, 2010-11


TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD BROADBAND CONNECTION

Households were asked about the type of broadband connection they had at home.

In 2010-11, an estimated 6.2 million households had broadband internet access at home. The most common types of broadband connections were: DSL (used by 62% of households with broadband); mobile broadband (16%); and cable (11%).

Main type of household broadband connection(a), 2010-11
Graph: Main type of household broadband connection(a), 2010-11





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