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Heide Ward

Proficiency in English

In Heide Ward, 2,143 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 Heide Ward'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
Heide Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only20,33454.658.320,92956.660.7-595
Speaks another language, and English well or very well13,52536.332.712,63534.230.1+890
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,1435.86.02,0345.55.4+109
Not Stated1,2073.22.91,3603.73.8-153

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, Heide Ward: 3.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Heide Ward: 5.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Heide Ward: 36.3% Speaks English only, Heide Ward: 54.6%
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, Heide Ward: -153 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Heide Ward: +109 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Heide Ward: +890 Speaks English only, Heide Ward: -595
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 Heide Ward in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 54.6% of people spoke English only, and 5.8% 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 (+890 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-595 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+109 persons)

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