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Morphett Vale

Proficiency in English

In Morphett Vale, 196 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 Morphett 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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only20,15289.290.720,88090.691.3-728
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1,4476.45.61,1775.15.0+270
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1960.90.71630.70.6+33
Not Stated7963.53.08353.63.2-39

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, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% 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: 5.6% Speaks English only, City of Onkaparinga: 90.7% Not Stated, Morphett Vale: 3.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Morphett Vale: 0.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Morphett Vale: 6.4% Speaks English only, Morphett Vale: 89.2%
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, Morphett Vale: -39 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Morphett Vale: +33 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Morphett Vale: +270 Speaks English only, Morphett Vale: -728
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower 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, 89.2% of people spoke English only, and 0.9% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 90.7% and 0.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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 (-728 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+270 persons)

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