Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion in Australia is influenced by a range of factors including income, age, education level, and residential location. Approximately 2.5 million Australians do not have access to a reliable internet connection, revealing significant limitations in access, digital ability, and affordability despite major infrastructure investments.

These interactive maps show the geographic distribution of the proportion of people who are aged 65 years and older, the proportion of households with internet, the proportion of people born outside Australia, and Median weekly household income by Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of residence.

These variables may be useful in analysing the digital divide in Victoria at a broader scale. These maps enable users to visualise the mismatch of digital services and provide community members, policymakers, and community advocates with information on digital and technology resources.

This research project is a partnership between University-based researchers and the Carlton Local Agencies Network (CLAN) to create an in-depth understanding of digital inequality in Victoria. This project was funded by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute.