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Ferntree Gully

Proficiency in English

In Ferntree Gully, 402 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 Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only22,13285.176.421,62487.179.1+509
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,83310.918.42,1338.615.4+700
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4021.52.83031.22.3+99
Not Stated6282.42.47573.03.1-128

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 Knox: 2.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Knox: 2.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Knox: 18.4% Speaks English only, City of Knox: 76.4% Not Stated, Ferntree Gully: 2.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Ferntree Gully: 1.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Ferntree Gully: 10.9% Speaks English only, Ferntree Gully: 85.1%
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, Ferntree Gully: -128 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Ferntree Gully: +99 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Ferntree Gully: +700 Speaks English only, Ferntree Gully: +509
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 Ferntree Gully in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 85.1% of people spoke English only, and 1.5% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 76.4% and 2.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

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 (+700 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+509 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+99 persons)

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