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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Proficiency in English

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In Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park, 1,034 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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park'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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only3,77446.368.03,74849.269.2+26
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,93436.022.52,44632.121.7+488
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,03412.74.896212.65.2+72
Not stated4165.14.74676.13.8-51

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 Charles Sturt: 4.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Charles Sturt: 4.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Charles Sturt: 22.5% Speaks English only, City of Charles Sturt: 68.0% Not stated, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 5.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 12.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 36.0% Speaks English only, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 46.3%
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, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -51 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +72 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +488 Speaks English only, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +26
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 46.3% of people spoke English only, and 12.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 68.0% and 4.8% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

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 (+488 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+72 persons)

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