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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Proficiency in English

In Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park, 69 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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only97575.286.194673.587.9+29
Speaks another language, and English well or very well18314.17.419014.85.7-7
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all695.32.2564.41.3+13
Not stated695.34.3967.45.1-26

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, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.3% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 14.1% Speaks English only, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 75.2%
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, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -26 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +13 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -7 Speaks English only, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +29
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 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, 75.2% of people spoke English only, and 5.3% 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

There were no major differences in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park between 2006 and 2011.

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