The cost for an Australian household of accessing broadband Internet has risen faster than the cost of an Australian individual to buy an individual subscription to private internet access.
In December, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed a rise in the average household broadband connection cost to $1395 per month.
The ABS data shows the average price of a household subscribing to private Internet access in 2016 was $1788 per month, or $1,895 per week.
The ABS also showed the average monthly income for a single person subscribing to public internet access in Australia was $4,800 in 2015, which rose to $8,800 for a family of four in 2016.
The rise in prices is mainly due to an increase in costs associated with buying a private internet connection.
In 2015, the cost to buy a private Internet connection was $10,700.
And in 2016, the average cost of buying a broadband connection was just $7,200, which is still well below the average income for households in Australia.
While the rise in costs is understandable, it is also likely that the cost is being passed on to consumers through higher bills.
Data from the Bureau of National Statistics showed that in 2016 the average bill for a household using a private broadband connection rose by 9 per cent, from $1450 per month to $1790 per month in one year.
This is due to the fact that households who subscribe to private broadband internet access are not covered by the NBN.