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Doncaster East

Proficiency in English

In Doncaster East, 2,127 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 Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only13,76551.458.314,39954.660.7-633
Speaks another language, and English well or very well10,15837.932.79,25635.130.1+902
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,1277.96.01,8407.05.4+287
Not stated7362.72.98563.23.8-120

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 Manningham: 2.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Manningham: 6.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Manningham: 32.7% Speaks English only, City of Manningham: 58.3% Not stated, Doncaster East: 2.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Doncaster East: 7.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Doncaster East: 37.9% Speaks English only, Doncaster East: 51.4%
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, Doncaster East: -120 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Doncaster East: +287 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Doncaster East: +902 Speaks English only, Doncaster East: -633
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 51.4% of people spoke English only, and 7.9% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 58.3% and 6.0% respectively for City of Manningham.

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 (+902 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-633 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+287 persons)

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