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Highett Activity Centre

Proficiency in English

In Highett Activity Centre, 96 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 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)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,90876.282.41,71374.383.3+195
Speaks another language, and English well or very well39115.611.938516.710.6+6
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all963.81.5944.11.5+2
Not stated1084.34.21134.94.6-4

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, City of Bayside: 4.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Bayside: 1.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Bayside: 11.9% Speaks English only, City of Bayside: 82.4% Not stated, Highett Activity Centre: 4.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Highett Activity Centre: 3.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Highett Activity Centre: 15.6% Speaks English only, Highett Activity Centre: 76.2%
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, Highett Activity Centre: -4 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Highett Activity Centre: +2 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Highett Activity Centre: +6 Speaks English only, Highett Activity Centre: +195
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 Highett Activity Centre in 2011 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, 76.2% of people spoke English only, and 3.8% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 82.4% and 1.5% respectively for City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+195 persons)

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