Bankstown Balance
Proficiency in English

In Bankstown Balance, 2,201 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 Bankstown Balance'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
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,43619.339.72,60222.643.5-166
Speaks another language, and English well or very well7,16956.743.66,19153.739.7+978
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,20117.411.01,95116.910.6+250
Not Stated8426.75.77956.96.2+47

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

Proficiency in English, 2011
Proficiency in English, 2011 Not Stated, Bankstown City: 5.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Bankstown City: 11.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Bankstown City: 43.6% Speaks English only, Bankstown City: 39.7% Not Stated, Bankstown Balance: 6.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Bankstown Balance: 17.4% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Bankstown Balance: 56.7% Speaks English only, Bankstown Balance: 19.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Bankstown Balance: +47 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Bankstown Balance: +250 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Bankstown Balance: +978 Speaks English only, Bankstown Balance: -166
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City 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, 19.3% of people spoke English only, and 17.4% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 39.7% and 11.0% respectively for Bankstown City.

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 (+978 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+250 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-166 persons)

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