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Somerville

Proficiency in English

In Somerville, 28 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 Somerville'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
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only10,34194.590.310,15593.989.0+185
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3022.84.62452.34.0+58
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all280.30.5260.20.5+3
Not Stated2692.54.63933.66.4-123

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% Speaks English only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 90.3% Not Stated, Somerville: 2.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Somerville: 0.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Somerville: 2.8% Speaks English only, Somerville: 94.5%
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, Somerville: -123 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Somerville: +3 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Somerville: +58 Speaks English only, Somerville: +185
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 Somerville in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 94.5% of people spoke English only, and 0.3% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 90.3% and 0.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 (+185 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+58 persons)

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