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Modbury North

Proficiency in English

In Modbury North, 92 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 Modbury North'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
Modbury North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,66584.086.54,91588.188.3-250
Speaks another language, and English well or very well63911.59.64758.58.0+164
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all921.71.3581.01.1+34
Not Stated1592.92.51282.32.7+31

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 Tea Tree Gully: 2.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.6% Speaks English only, City of Tea Tree Gully: 86.5% Not Stated, Modbury North: 2.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Modbury North: 1.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Modbury North: 11.5% Speaks English only, Modbury North: 84.0%
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, Modbury North: +31 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Modbury North: +34 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Modbury North: +164 Speaks English only, Modbury North: -250
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 Modbury North in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a lower 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, 84.0% of people spoke English only, and 1.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 86.5% and 1.3% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

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 (-250 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+164 persons)

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