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Cranbourne West

Proficiency in English

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

In Cranbourne West, 785 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 Cranbourne West'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
Cranbourne West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only8,69157.759.26,18170.766.5+2,510
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,86332.330.31,93322.125.4+2,930
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7855.25.43243.74.5+461
Not stated7324.95.03103.53.6+422

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, Cranbourne West: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Cranbourne West: 5.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Cranbourne West: 32.3% Speaks English only, Cranbourne West: 57.7%
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, Cranbourne West: +422 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Cranbourne West: +461 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Cranbourne West: +2,930 Speaks English only, Cranbourne West: +2,510
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 Cranbourne West in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 57.7% of people spoke English only, and 5.2% 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 (+2,930 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+2,510 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+461 persons)

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