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In East Ward, 8,266 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 East Ward'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
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,13120.339.711,11622.243.5+14
Speaks another language, and English well or very well31,61557.743.627,46754.839.7+4,149
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all8,26615.111.07,62815.210.5+637
Not stated3,7946.95.83,9087.86.3-115

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, East Ward: 6.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, East Ward: 15.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, East Ward: 57.7% Speaks English only, East Ward: 20.3%
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, East Ward: -115 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, East Ward: +637 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, East Ward: +4,149 Speaks English only, East Ward: +14
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 East Ward 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, 20.3% of people spoke English only, and 15.1% 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 (+4,149 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+637 persons)

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