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Ascot Vale

Proficiency in English

In Ascot Vale, 811 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 Ascot Vale'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
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,88565.965.78,00464.165.5+881
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,89421.524.52,53520.323.1+359
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all8116.05.18466.85.5-35
Not stated8936.64.81,0928.85.8-199

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 Moonee Valley: 4.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Moonee Valley: 5.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Moonee Valley: 24.5% Speaks English only, City of Moonee Valley: 65.7% Not stated, Ascot Vale: 6.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Ascot Vale: 6.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Ascot Vale: 21.5% Speaks English only, Ascot Vale: 65.9%
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, Ascot Vale: -199 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Ascot Vale: -35 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Ascot Vale: +359 Speaks English only, Ascot Vale: +881
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 Ascot Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar 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, 65.9% of people spoke English only, and 6.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 65.7% and 5.1% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

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 (+881 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+359 persons)

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