City of Moonee ValleyCommunity profile
census-message-logo

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content

City of Moonee Valley

Proficiency in English

census-message-logo

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

In the City of Moonee Valley, 5,465 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 the City of Moonee Valley'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
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only75,21664.562.070,54765.766.3+4,669
Speaks another language, and English well or very well29,19825.026.726,29524.524.0+2,903
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5,4654.75.65,4665.15.0-1
Not stated6,7935.85.75,1344.84.6+1,659

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Greater Melbourne: 26.7% Speaks English only, Greater Melbourne: 62.0% Not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 5.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Moonee Valley: 4.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Moonee Valley: 25.0% Speaks English only, City of Moonee Valley: 64.5%
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, City of Moonee Valley: +1,659 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Moonee Valley: -1 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Moonee Valley: +2,903 Speaks English only, City of Moonee Valley: +4,669
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 the City of Moonee Valley in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 64.5% of people spoke English only, and 4.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 62.0% and 5.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 English only (+4,669 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+2,903 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v17.11.15-1.0.1