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Southern District

Proficiency in English

In Southern District, 86 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 Southern 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
Southern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only12,97691.790.78,68090.691.3+4,296
Speaks another language, and English well or very well5303.75.63353.55.0+195
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all860.60.7480.50.6+38
Not Stated5533.93.05135.43.2+40

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, Southern District: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Southern District: 0.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Southern District: 3.7% Speaks English only, Southern District: 91.7%
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, Southern District: +40 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Southern District: +38 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Southern District: +195 Speaks English only, Southern District: +4,296
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 Southern District in 2011 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, 91.7% of people spoke English only, and 0.6% 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 (+4,296 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+195 persons)

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