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Woodville Ward

Proficiency in English

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

In Woodville Ward, 1,394 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 Woodville Ward'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
Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only9,07556.268.08,21558.769.2+860
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,89230.322.53,85427.621.7+1,038
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,3948.64.81,2488.95.2+146
Not stated7914.94.76724.83.8+119

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, Woodville Ward: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Woodville Ward: 8.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Woodville Ward: 30.3% Speaks English only, Woodville Ward: 56.2%
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, Woodville Ward: +119 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Woodville Ward: +146 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Woodville Ward: +1,038 Speaks English only, Woodville Ward: +860
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 Woodville Ward 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, 56.2% of people spoke English only, and 8.6% 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 (+1,038 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+860 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+146 persons)

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