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Wantirna South

Proficiency in English

In Wantirna South, 768 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 Wantirna South'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
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,65265.676.412,39969.079.1-747
Speaks another language, and English well or very well5,00028.118.44,37724.415.4+623
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7684.32.87003.92.3+68
Not stated3451.92.44812.73.1-136

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, Wantirna South: 1.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Wantirna South: 4.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Wantirna South: 28.1% Speaks English only, Wantirna South: 65.6%
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, Wantirna South: -136 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Wantirna South: +68 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Wantirna South: +623 Speaks English only, Wantirna South: -747
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 65.6% of people spoke English only, and 4.3% 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 English only (-747 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+623 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+68 persons)

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