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Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs

Proficiency in English

In Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs, 39 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 Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs'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
Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,07988.390.72,48190.491.3+598
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2767.95.61636.05.0+113
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all391.10.7120.40.6+27
Not Stated932.73.0883.23.2+6

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, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: 2.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: 1.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: 7.9% Speaks English only, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: 88.3%
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, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: +6 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: +27 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: +113 Speaks English only, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs: +598
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 Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs 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, 88.3% of people spoke English only, and 1.1% 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 (+598 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+113 persons)

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