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Proficiency in English

In the City of Charles Sturt, 5,487 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 the City of Charles Sturt'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
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only72,69769.278.870,73170.481.0+1,966
Speaks another language, and English well or very well22,82621.714.420,02919.912.1+2,797
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5,4875.23.05,3095.32.6+178
Not stated3,9763.83.74,4664.44.3-490

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, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Greater Adelaide: 14.4% Speaks English only, Greater Adelaide: 78.8% Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 3.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Charles Sturt: 5.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Charles Sturt: 21.7% Speaks English only, City of Charles Sturt: 69.2%
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, City of Charles Sturt: -490 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Charles Sturt: +178 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Charles Sturt: +2,797 Speaks English only, City of Charles Sturt: +1,966
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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 69.2% of people spoke English only, and 5.2% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 78.8% and 3.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 (+2,797 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+1,966 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+178 persons)

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