Canada Bay City

Proficiency in English

In Canada Bay City, 4,278 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 Canada Bay City'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
Canada Bay City - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%SSROC region %Number%SSROC region %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only43,96958.356.340,22661.556.7+3,743
Speaks another language, and English well or very well22,81230.230.116,98726.027.4+5,825
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,2785.76.73,4835.36.5+795
Not Stated4,3865.87.04,6717.19.4-285

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, SSROC region: 7.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, SSROC region: 6.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, SSROC region: 30.1% Speaks English only, SSROC region: 56.3% Not Stated, Canada Bay City: 5.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Canada Bay City: 5.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Canada Bay City: 30.2% Speaks English only, Canada Bay City: 58.3%
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, Canada Bay City: -285 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Canada Bay City: +795 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Canada Bay City: +5,825 Speaks English only, Canada Bay City: +3,743
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 Canada Bay City in 2011 compared to the SSROC region shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 58.3% of people spoke English only, and 5.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 56.3% and 6.7% respectively for the SSROC region.

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 another language, and English well or very well (+5,825 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+3,743 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+795 persons)

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