Redland Bay

Proficency in English

In Redland Bay, 40 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 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?'

Total population

Proficiency in English
Redland Bay - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%Redland City %Number%Redland City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only12,43693.091.49,99093.291.1+2,446
Speaks another language, and English well or very well5324.05.33763.54.7+156
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all400.30.6370.30.6+3
Not stated3632.72.73203.03.5+43

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2011
Proficiency in English, 2011 Not stated, Redland City: 2.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Redland City: 0.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Redland City: 5.3% Speaks English only, Redland City: 91.4% Not stated, Redland Bay: 2.7% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Redland Bay: 0.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Redland Bay: 4.0% Speaks English only, Redland Bay: 93.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Redland Bay: +43 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Redland Bay: +3 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Redland Bay: +156 Speaks English only, Redland Bay: +2,446
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 Redland Bay in 2011 compared to Redland City 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, 93.0% of people spoke English only, and 0.3% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 91.4% and 0.6% respectively for Redland City.

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 (+2,446 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+156 persons)