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Altona Meadows

Proficiency in English

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

In Altona Meadows, 1,115 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 Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only11,42959.665.611,08059.265.7+349
Speaks another language, and English well or very well5,68029.624.15,68430.424.2-4
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1155.84.91,0915.85.3+24
Not stated9384.95.58734.74.9+65

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, Hobsons Bay City: 5.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Hobsons Bay City: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Hobsons Bay City: 24.1% Speaks English only, Hobsons Bay City: 65.6% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Altona Meadows: 5.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Altona Meadows: 29.6% Speaks English only, Altona Meadows: 59.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Altona Meadows: +65 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Altona Meadows: +24 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Altona Meadows: -4 Speaks English only, Altona Meadows: +349
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 59.6% of people spoke English only, and 5.8% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 65.6% and 4.9% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+349 persons)

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