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West Croydon and District

Proficiency in English

In West Croydon and District, 782 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 West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,83559.469.25,49459.170.4+341
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,76628.221.72,39825.819.9+368
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7828.05.28238.95.3-41
Not Stated4404.53.85816.34.4-141

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 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% Not Stated, West Croydon and District: 4.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, West Croydon and District: 8.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, West Croydon and District: 28.2% Speaks English only, West Croydon and District: 59.4%
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, West Croydon and District: -141 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, West Croydon and District: -41 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, West Croydon and District: +368 Speaks English only, West Croydon and District: +341
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 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, 59.4% of people spoke English only, and 8.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 69.2% and 5.2% 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 2006 and 2011 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+368 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+341 persons)

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