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Carrum Downs

Proficiency in English

In Carrum Downs, 296 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 Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only15,19379.585.113,92880.886.0+1,265
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,50113.19.21,77010.37.3+731
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2961.51.22781.61.0+18
Not Stated1,1115.84.61,2727.45.7-161

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, Frankston City: 4.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Frankston City: 1.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Frankston City: 9.2% Speaks English only, Frankston City: 85.1% Not Stated, Carrum Downs: 5.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Carrum Downs: 1.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Carrum Downs: 13.1% Speaks English only, Carrum Downs: 79.5%
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, Carrum Downs: -161 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Carrum Downs: +18 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Carrum Downs: +731 Speaks English only, Carrum Downs: +1,265
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 79.5% of people spoke English only, and 1.5% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 85.1% and 1.2% respectively for Frankston City.

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 English only (+1,265 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+731 persons)

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