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Limestone Coast region

Proficiency in English

In the Limestone Coast region, 684 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 the Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only58,56592.890.957,66592.791.1+900
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1,9833.14.11,5762.53.5+407
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6841.10.83210.50.7+363
Not stated1,8442.94.22,6664.34.7-822

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, Regional SA: 4.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Regional SA: 0.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Regional SA: 4.1% Speaks English only, Regional SA: 90.9% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 2.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Limestone Coast region: 3.1% Speaks English only, Limestone Coast region: 92.8%
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, Limestone Coast region: -822 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Limestone Coast region: +363 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Limestone Coast region: +407 Speaks English only, Limestone Coast region: +900
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 the Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA 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, 92.8% of people spoke English only, and 1.1% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 90.9% and 0.8% respectively for Regional SA.

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 (+900 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+407 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+363 persons)

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