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Proficiency in English

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In CAD West, 385 people who were able to speak another language in 2016, reported difficulty speaking English.

Proficiency in English measures the self-assessed proficiency in spoken English of people who speak a language other than English at home. The data, when viewed with other ethnic and cultural indicators, such as Ancestry, Country of Birth, Language Spoken at Home and Religion, reflects CAD West's ethnic composition and how long the overseas born have been in Australia. This helps service providers determine whether they need to communicate with the local population in languages other than English.

Derived from the Census question:

'How well does the person speak English?'

Total population

Proficiency in English
CAD West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only95623.752.785428.158.0+102
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1,97749.031.21,37045.027.6+607
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3859.65.12217.34.1+165
Not stated71117.611.060019.710.3+111

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2016
Proficiency in English, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Adelaide: 5.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Adelaide: 31.2% Speaks English only, City of Adelaide: 52.7% Not stated, CAD West: 17.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, CAD West: 9.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, CAD West: 49.0% Speaks English only, CAD West: 23.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, CAD West: +111 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, CAD West: +165 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, CAD West: +607 Speaks English only, CAD West: +102
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the population in CAD West in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a higher proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 23.7% of people spoke English only, and 9.6% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 52.7% and 5.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The most significant changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+607 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+165 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+102 persons)

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