KILDARE does quite well when it comes to broadband use among computer owners, results from the 2011 Census show.Of the county’s 70,504 households, 56,099 (79.57%) own a computer with just 13,117 (18.6%) of households who answered the question, stating they had no computer.
That compares well with Fingal where 13.35% have no computer and at the other end of the scale, Leitrim, 33.42% of households do not have one.
In Kildare, 50,093 households (71.05% of all households) said they had broadband access while just 5,562 had Internet access but no broadband.
Of Kildare’s computer owners, 89.29% said they had broadband, just ahead of the State figure ( 87.71%).
There are 13,480 (19.12%) housholds in the county with no Internet access.
Overall 78.94% of Kildare households have access to the Internet, via broadband or otherwise.
As a proportion of all households, without or without computers, 63% of the households in the State have broadband access but in Kildare, this rises to 71.05% and only five local authority areas had a higher proportion with Fingal on top of the pile with 79.47%.
The figures for Wicklow and Meath, respectively, were 68.74% and 67.85%.
- Henry Bauress