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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Proficiency in English

In Berwick Township - Beaconsfield, 203 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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield'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
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only17,67583.866.517,51887.071.6+158
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,38711.325.41,7748.820.2+613
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2031.04.51921.03.6+11
Not stated8193.93.66623.34.7+156

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 Casey: 3.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Casey: 4.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Casey: 25.4% Speaks English only, City of Casey: 66.5% Not stated, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 11.3% Speaks English only, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 83.8%
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, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +156 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +11 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +613 Speaks English only, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +158
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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 83.8% of people spoke English only, and 1.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 66.5% and 4.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

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 (+613 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+158 persons)

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