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Elizabeth East

Proficiency in English

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

In Elizabeth East, 197 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 Elizabeth East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only3,42177.780.93,70086.286.1-279
Speaks another language, and English well or very well4179.59.43157.37.4+102
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1974.53.3902.12.2+107
Not stated3698.46.51894.44.3+180

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 Playford: 6.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Playford: 3.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Playford: 9.4% Speaks English only, City of Playford: 80.9% Not stated, Elizabeth East: 8.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth East: 4.5% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth East: 9.5% Speaks English only, Elizabeth East: 77.7%
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, Elizabeth East: +180 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth East: +107 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth East: +102 Speaks English only, Elizabeth East: -279
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 Elizabeth East in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a higher proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 77.7% of people spoke English only, and 4.5% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 80.9% and 3.3% respectively for the City of Playford.

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 (-279 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+107 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+102 persons)

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