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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Proficiency in English

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

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, No 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only4,15089.788.93,91391.790.3+237
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1252.75.0872.14.6+37
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all00.00.6130.30.5-13
Not stated3517.65.52525.94.6+99

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.0% Speaks English only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 88.9% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.7% Speaks English only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 89.7%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +99 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -13 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +37 Speaks English only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +237
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 89.7% of people spoke English only, and 0.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 88.9% and 0.6% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 (+237 persons)

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