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Mount Waverley

Proficiency in English

In Mount Waverley, 1,797 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 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)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only19,48460.752.120,17565.956.7-691
Speaks another language, and English well or very well9,98731.137.47,88225.732.6+2,105
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,7975.66.81,3284.35.9+469
Not stated8072.53.71,2364.04.8-429

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 Monash: 3.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Monash: 6.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Monash: 37.4% Speaks English only, City of Monash: 52.1% Not stated, Mount Waverley: 2.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Waverley: 5.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Waverley: 31.1% Speaks English only, Mount Waverley: 60.7%
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, Mount Waverley: -429 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mount Waverley: +469 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mount Waverley: +2,105 Speaks English only, Mount Waverley: -691
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 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, 60.7% of people spoke English only, and 5.6% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 52.1% and 6.8% respectively for City of Monash.

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 (+2,105 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-691 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+469 persons)

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