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Northern District

Proficiency in English

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

In Northern District, 313 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 Northern District'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
Northern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only35,26688.088.336,54090.790.7-1,274
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3,2388.16.12,7736.95.6+465
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3130.80.72860.70.7+27
Not stated1,2543.14.86871.73.0+567

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, Northern District: 3.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Northern District: 0.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Northern District: 8.1% Speaks English only, Northern District: 88.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Northern District: +567 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Northern District: +27 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Northern District: +465 Speaks English only, Northern District: -1,274
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Northern District in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 88.0% of people spoke English only, and 0.8% 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 (-1,274 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+465 persons)

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