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In Hillside, 526 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 Hillside'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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,54463.065.88,22962.270.2+1,315
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,47929.625.43,92729.721.2+552
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5263.53.54243.23.0+103
Not Stated5943.95.36474.95.6-53

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, Hillside: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Hillside: 3.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Hillside: 29.6% Speaks English only, Hillside: 63.0%
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, Hillside: -53 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Hillside: +103 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Hillside: +552 Speaks English only, Hillside: +1,315
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 Hillside in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 63.0% of people spoke English only, and 3.5% 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 English only (+1,315 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+552 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+103 persons)

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