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Mount Lewis
Proficiency in English

In Mount Lewis, 141 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 Mount Lewis'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
Mount Lewis - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only26725.239.726725.543.50
Speaks another language, and English well or very well61958.243.661258.439.7+7
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all14113.311.013212.610.5+9
Not Stated353.35.8373.56.3-1

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, Mount Lewis: 3.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Lewis: 13.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Lewis: 58.2% Speaks English only, Mount Lewis: 25.2%
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, Mount Lewis: -1 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Lewis: +9 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Lewis: +7 Speaks English only, Mount Lewis: 0
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 Mount Lewis 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, 25.2% of people spoke English only, and 13.3% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 39.7% and 11.0% respectively for Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Mount Lewis between 2006 and 2011.

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