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Elizabeth Vale

Proficiency in English

In Elizabeth Vale, 80 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 Vale'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 Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,75782.286.12,78084.187.9-23
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3189.57.42036.15.7+115
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all802.42.2451.41.3+35
Not stated1995.94.32798.45.1-80

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 Vale: 5.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth Vale: 2.4% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth Vale: 9.5% Speaks English only, Elizabeth Vale: 82.2%
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, Elizabeth Vale: -80 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Elizabeth Vale: +35 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Elizabeth Vale: +115 Speaks English only, Elizabeth Vale: -23
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 Elizabeth Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower 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, 82.2% of people spoke English only, and 2.4% 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 change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+115 persons)

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