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Narre Warren South

Proficiency in English

In Narre Warren South, 1,140 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 Narre Warren South'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
Narre Warren South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only19,52568.166.518,79273.671.6+733
Speaks another language, and English well or very well7,25125.325.44,88519.120.2+2,366
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1404.04.56022.43.6+537
Not stated7482.63.61,2685.04.7-521

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, Narre Warren South: 2.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Narre Warren South: 4.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Narre Warren South: 25.3% Speaks English only, Narre Warren South: 68.1%
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, Narre Warren South: -521 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Narre Warren South: +537 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Narre Warren South: +2,366 Speaks English only, Narre Warren South: +733
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 Narre Warren South 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, 68.1% of people spoke English only, and 4.0% 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 (+2,366 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+733 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+537 persons)

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