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Proficiency in English

In City South, 117 people who were able to speak another language in 2011, 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 City South'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
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,40858.958.01,37661.162.1+32
Speaks another language, and English well or very well67628.327.649221.821.0+184
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1174.94.1813.62.8+36
Not Stated1907.910.330413.514.1-114

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2011
Proficiency in English, 2011 Not Stated, City of Adelaide: 10.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Adelaide: 4.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Adelaide: 27.6% Speaks English only, City of Adelaide: 58.0% Not Stated, City South: 7.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City South: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City South: 28.3% Speaks English only, City South: 58.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011 Not Stated, City South: -114 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City South: +36 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City South: +184 Speaks English only, City South: +32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a higher proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 58.9% of people spoke English only, and 4.9% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 58.0% and 4.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+184 persons)

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