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Upper Ferntree Gully

Proficiency in English

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In Upper Ferntree Gully, 14 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 Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only2,20887.771.02,18587.976.4+23
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1736.921.41837.418.4-10
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all140.63.9170.72.8-3
Not stated1244.93.71024.12.4+22

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 Knox: 3.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Knox: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Knox: 21.4% Speaks English only, City of Knox: 71.0% Not stated, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.9% Speaks English only, Upper Ferntree Gully: 87.7%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +22 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Upper Ferntree Gully: -3 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Upper Ferntree Gully: -10 Speaks English only, Upper Ferntree Gully: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the population in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 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, 87.7% of people spoke English only, and 0.6% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 71.0% and 3.9% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2011 and 2016.

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