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Highett Activity Centre

Proficiency in English

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Highett Activity Centre, 116 people who were able to speak another language in 2016, 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 Highett Activity Centre'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
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only2,03772.180.21,90876.282.4+129
Speaks another language, and English well or very well51618.313.039115.611.9+125
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1164.11.8963.81.5+20
Not stated1565.65.01084.34.2+48

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2016
Proficiency in English, 2016 Not stated, City of Bayside: 5.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Bayside: 1.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Bayside: 13.0% Speaks English only, City of Bayside: 80.2% Not stated, Highett Activity Centre: 5.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Highett Activity Centre: 4.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Highett Activity Centre: 18.3% Speaks English only, Highett Activity Centre: 72.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Highett Activity Centre: +48 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Highett Activity Centre: +20 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Highett Activity Centre: +125 Speaks English only, Highett Activity Centre: +129
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Highett Activity Centre in 2016 compared to City of Bayside 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, 72.1% of people spoke English only, and 4.1% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 80.2% and 1.8% respectively for City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

The most significant changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+129 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+125 persons)

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