Type of Internet Connection (NEDD)

This variable records whether a dwelling has an internet connection, and the type of that internet connection, regardless of whether or not it is paid for by the household.

The non-response rate for Type of Internet Connection (NEDD) for 2011 was 7.0%, compared to 7.5% in 2006. More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

NEDD data is captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. In addition, sample checks of the data were undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality.

In a small proportion of cases (testing has indicated that this is less than 2.0%), respondents provided an incorrect number of responses (NEDD respondents are asked to mark one response). In these cases the first mark box marked in the order they appear on the form is accepted and the subsequent responses are rejected.

Additional sources of information regarding internet usage can be found in Internet Activity, Australia, Dec 2011 (cat. no. 8153.0). This contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with more than 1,000 active subscribers.

More information on NEDD is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 59 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 59 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available

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