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South West Corner

Proficiency in English

In South West Corner, 66 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 South West Corner'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
South West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only77358.358.066357.362.1+110
Speaks another language, and English well or very well42732.127.626522.921.0+162
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all665.04.1635.42.8+3
Not Stated624.610.316714.414.1-106

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, South West Corner: 4.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, South West Corner: 5.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, South West Corner: 32.1% Speaks English only, South West Corner: 58.3%
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, South West Corner: -106 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, South West Corner: +3 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, South West Corner: +162 Speaks English only, South West Corner: +110
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 South West Corner in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar 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, 58.3% of people spoke English only, and 5.0% 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 changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+162 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+110 persons)

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