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Elizabeth Downs

Proficiency in English

In Elizabeth Downs, 110 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 Elizabeth 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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,48687.586.14,62391.687.9-137
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3366.67.42054.15.7+131
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1102.12.2220.41.3+88
Not stated1963.84.31993.95.1-3

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 Playford: 4.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Playford: 2.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Playford: 7.4% Speaks English only, City of Playford: 86.1% Not stated, Elizabeth Downs: 3.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth Downs: 2.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth Downs: 6.6% Speaks English only, Elizabeth Downs: 87.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Elizabeth Downs: -3 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth Downs: +88 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth Downs: +131 Speaks English only, Elizabeth Downs: -137
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the population in Elizabeth Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Playford 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, 87.5% of people spoke English only, and 2.1% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 86.1% and 2.2% respectively for the City of Playford.

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 (-137 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+131 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+88 persons)

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