English language proficency
40 people in Redland Bay who speak another language report difficulty with 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 Redland Bay'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?'
|English language proficiency|
|English proficiency||Number||%||Redland City||Number||%||Redland City||2006 to 2011|
|Speaks English only||12,642||92.7||91.0||4001||10,111||92.9||90.9||+2,531|
|Speaks another language, and English well or very well||516||3.8||5.2||4002||375||3.4||4.6||+141|
|Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all||40||0.3||0.6||4003||39||0.4||0.6||+1|
Analysis of the proficiency in English data for Redland Bay in 2011 compared to Redland City shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of persons who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.
Overall, 92.7% of persons spoke English only, and 0.3% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 91.0% and 0.6% respectively for Redland City.
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 (+2,531 persons)
- Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+141 persons)