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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Proficiency in English

In Burnside - Burnside Heights, 628 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,23545.365.82,39548.170.2+1,840
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,09343.825.41,98439.921.2+2,109
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6286.73.53446.93.0+284
Not Stated3874.15.32535.15.6+134

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 Melton: 5.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Melton: 3.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Melton: 25.4% Speaks English only, City of Melton: 65.8% Not Stated, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 43.8% Speaks English only, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 45.3%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +134 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +284 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +2,109 Speaks English only, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +1,840
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 45.3% of people spoke English only, and 6.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 65.8% and 3.5% respectively for the City of Melton.

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 (+2,109 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+1,840 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+284 persons)

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