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Glen Waverley

Proficiency in English

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In Glen Waverley, 3,917 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 Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only16,33140.545.419,39249.552.1-3,061
Speaks another language, and English well or very well18,70346.341.715,51939.637.4+3,184
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,9179.78.42,8887.46.8+1,029
Not stated1,4153.54.61,4053.63.7+10

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 Monash: 4.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Monash: 8.4% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Monash: 41.7% Speaks English only, City of Monash: 45.4% Not stated, Glen Waverley: 3.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Glen Waverley: 9.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Glen Waverley: 46.3% Speaks English only, Glen Waverley: 40.5%
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, Glen Waverley: +10 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Glen Waverley: +1,029 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Glen Waverley: +3,184 Speaks English only, Glen Waverley: -3,061
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 Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 40.5% of people spoke English only, and 9.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 45.4% and 8.4% respectively for City of Monash.

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 (+3,184 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-3,061 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+1,029 persons)

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