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Harvester Ward

Proficiency in English

In Harvester Ward, 7,375 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 Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only16,56433.637.915,49036.940.7+1,074
Speaks another language, and English well or very well22,08744.843.517,38641.440.9+4,701
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7,37514.912.56,56915.712.7+806
Not stated3,3096.76.12,5296.05.7+780

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 Brimbank: 6.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Brimbank: 12.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Brimbank: 43.5% Speaks English only, City of Brimbank: 37.9% Not stated, Harvester Ward: 6.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Harvester Ward: 14.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Harvester Ward: 44.8% Speaks English only, Harvester Ward: 33.6%
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, Harvester Ward: +780 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Harvester Ward: +806 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Harvester Ward: +4,701 Speaks English only, Harvester Ward: +1,074
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 33.6% of people spoke English only, and 14.9% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 37.9% and 12.5% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 (+4,701 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+1,074 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+806 persons)

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