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Proficiency in English

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

In the Livingstone Shire Council area, 81 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 the Livingstone Shire Council area'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
Livingstone Shire Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only31,92888.184.329,42890.587.4+2,500
Speaks another language, and English well or very well9032.57.07272.25.9+176
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all810.21.11150.40.9-34
Not stated3,3489.27.62,2406.95.8+1,108

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, Regional QLD: 7.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Regional QLD: 1.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Regional QLD: 7.0% Speaks English only, Regional QLD: 84.3% Not stated, Livingstone Shire Council area: 9.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Livingstone Shire Council area: 0.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Livingstone Shire Council area: 2.5% Speaks English only, Livingstone Shire Council area: 88.1%
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, Livingstone Shire Council area: +1,108 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Livingstone Shire Council area: -34 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Livingstone Shire Council area: +176 Speaks English only, Livingstone Shire Council area: +2,500
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 the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 compared to Regional QLD 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, 88.1% of people spoke English only, and 0.2% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 84.3% and 1.1% respectively for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

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

  • Speaks English only (+2,500 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+176 persons)

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