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Chester Hill

Proficiency in English

In Chester Hill, 1,443 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 Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,35139.439.74,54242.043.5-190
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,83443.843.63,98436.839.7+850
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,44313.111.01,25511.610.5+187
Not Stated4043.75.81,0349.66.3-629

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, Bankstown City: 5.8% 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, Chester Hill: 3.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Chester Hill: 13.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Chester Hill: 43.8% Speaks English only, Chester Hill: 39.4%
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, Chester Hill: -629 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Chester Hill: +187 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Chester Hill: +850 Speaks English only, Chester Hill: -190
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 Chester Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City 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, 39.4% of people spoke English only, and 13.1% 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 (+850 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-190 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+187 persons)

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