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McLaren Vale

Proficiency in English

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

In McLaren Vale, 18 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 McLaren 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
McLaren Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only3,51490.988.33,46293.290.7+52
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1333.56.11604.35.6-27
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all180.50.7190.50.7-2
Not stated1995.24.8732.03.0+126

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 Onkaparinga: 4.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Onkaparinga: 6.1% Speaks English only, City of Onkaparinga: 88.3% Not stated, McLaren Vale: 5.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, McLaren Vale: 0.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, McLaren Vale: 3.5% Speaks English only, McLaren Vale: 90.9%
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, McLaren Vale: +126 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, McLaren Vale: -2 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, McLaren Vale: -27 Speaks English only, McLaren Vale: +52
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 McLaren Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga 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, 90.9% of people spoke English only, and 0.5% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 88.3% and 0.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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 (+52 persons)

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