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Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights

Proficiency in English

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In Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights, 26 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 Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights'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
Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only5,48589.988.34,94791.890.7+538
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3495.76.12334.35.6+116
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all260.40.7220.40.7+4
Not stated2403.94.81853.43.0+56

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, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 0.4% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 5.7% Speaks English only, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 89.9%
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, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +56 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +4 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +116 Speaks English only, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +538
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 Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights 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, 89.9% of people spoke English only, and 0.4% 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 changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+538 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+116 persons)

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