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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Proficiency in English

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In Berwick Township - Beaconsfield, 425 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 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)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only17,26880.159.217,67583.866.5-407
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3,09514.430.32,38711.325.4+708
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4252.05.42031.04.5+222
Not stated7683.65.08183.93.6-50

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 Casey: 5.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Casey: 5.4% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Casey: 30.3% Speaks English only, City of Casey: 59.2% Not stated, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 14.4% Speaks English only, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 80.1%
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, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -50 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +222 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +708 Speaks English only, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -407
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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield in 2016 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, 80.1% of people spoke English only, and 2.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 59.2% and 5.4% respectively for the City of Casey.

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 another language, and English well or very well (+708 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-407 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+222 persons)

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