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Avondale Heights

Proficiency in English

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

In Avondale Heights, 1,074 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 Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only5,13944.264.54,74643.265.7+393
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4,79641.325.04,77043.424.5+26
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0749.24.71,11510.15.1-41
Not stated6065.25.83563.24.8+250

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 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% Not stated, Avondale Heights: 5.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Avondale Heights: 9.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Avondale Heights: 41.3% Speaks English only, Avondale Heights: 44.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Avondale Heights: +250 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Avondale Heights: -41 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Avondale Heights: +26 Speaks English only, Avondale Heights: +393
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the population in Avondale Heights in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 44.2% of people spoke English only, and 9.2% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 64.5% and 4.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+393 persons)

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