Census shows high percentage of homes in Limerick have broadband

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

NEW figures published by the Central Statistics Office show that just over 60% of households in Limerick now have a broadband connection.

NEW figures published by the Central Statistics Office show that just over 60% of households in Limerick now have a broadband connection.

The figures, which were collated from last year’s Census, show the rate of homes with a broadband connection is marginally higher in the city when compared to the county.

According to the figures, 69,421 householders across Limerick stated they had a computer and internet connection when the Census was conducted in April 2011.

A total of 13,175 householders in the city stated they had a broadband connection while 1,450 said they had another type of internet connection such as dial-up.

Just over 7,000 householders stated they did not have an internet connection of any sort at their home.

According to the Census figures, 13,474 households in County Limerick did not have internet access in April 2011.

Of those homes with an internet connection, 28,047 of householders they had a broadband connection while 4,644 said they had some other type of connection.

The latest Census figures show a marked increase in the levels of broadband usage across Limerick when compared to the previous Census which was conducted in 2006.

Six years ago, just 20% of households in Limerick city had broadband connections while 14.9% of homes in County Limerick stated they had a broadband connection to access the internet.