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Caroline Springs

Proficiency in English

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

In Caroline Springs, 1,136 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 Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only12,39151.161.311,02354.065.8+1,367
Speaks another language, and English well or very well9,39938.828.37,64537.525.4+1,754
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1364.73.99514.73.5+184
Not stated1,3075.46.57863.95.3+521

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, City of Melton: 6.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Melton: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Melton: 28.3% Speaks English only, City of Melton: 61.3% Not stated, Caroline Springs: 5.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Caroline Springs: 4.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Caroline Springs: 38.8% Speaks English only, Caroline Springs: 51.1%
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, Caroline Springs: +521 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Caroline Springs: +184 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Caroline Springs: +1,754 Speaks English only, Caroline Springs: +1,367
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 Caroline Springs in 2016 compared to 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, 51.1% of people spoke English only, and 4.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 61.3% and 3.9% respectively for City of Melton.

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 another language, and English well or very well (+1,754 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+1,367 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+184 persons)

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