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Mount Waverley

Proficiency in English

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

In Mount Waverley, 2,298 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 Mount 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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only17,46752.045.419,48460.752.1-2,017
Speaks another language, and English well or very well12,41837.041.79,98731.137.4+2,431
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,2986.88.41,7975.66.8+501
Not stated1,4164.24.68072.53.7+609

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, Mount Waverley: 4.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Waverley: 6.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Waverley: 37.0% Speaks English only, Mount Waverley: 52.0%
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, Mount Waverley: +609 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Waverley: +501 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Waverley: +2,431 Speaks English only, Mount Waverley: -2,017
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 52.0% of people spoke English only, and 6.8% 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 (+2,431 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-2,017 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+501 persons)

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