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Proficiency in English

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

In Developing East Arnhem Limited area, 786 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only2,50425.667.94,01230.872.7-1,508
Speaks another language, and English well or very well5,45855.717.76,30848.413.7-850
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7868.02.62,16016.62.2-1,374
Not stated1,04910.711.85544.311.4+495

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, Greater Darwin: 11.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Greater Darwin: 2.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Greater Darwin: 17.7% Speaks English only, Greater Darwin: 67.9% Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 10.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 8.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 55.7% Speaks English only, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 25.6%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +495 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -1,374 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -850 Speaks English only, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -1,508
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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin 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, 25.6% of people spoke English only, and 8.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 67.9% and 2.6% respectively for Greater Darwin.

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 English only (-1,508 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (-1,374 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (-850 persons)

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