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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Proficiency in English

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In Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat, 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only2,46990.288.92,51090.090.3-42
Speaks another language, and English well or very well732.75.0873.14.6-14
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all00.00.6100.40.5-10
Not stated1937.15.51816.54.6+13

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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 7.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.7% Speaks English only, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 90.2%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +13 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -10 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -14 Speaks English only, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -42
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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, 90.2% 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

There were no major differences in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat between 2011 and 2016.

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