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Water Gully Ward

Proficiency in English

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In Water Gully Ward, 277 people who were able to speak another language in 2016, 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 Water Gully Ward'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
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only13,28279.883.813,45382.386.5-171
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,58115.511.12,14113.19.6+439
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2771.71.62691.61.3+8
Not stated5133.13.44913.02.5+22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2016
Proficiency in English, 2016 Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.1% Speaks English only, City of Tea Tree Gully: 83.8% Not stated, Water Gully Ward: 3.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Water Gully Ward: 1.7% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Water Gully Ward: 15.5% Speaks English only, Water Gully Ward: 79.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Water Gully Ward: +22 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Water Gully Ward: +8 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Water Gully Ward: +439 Speaks English only, Water Gully Ward: -171
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Water Gully Ward in 2016 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, 79.8% of people spoke English only, and 1.7% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 83.8% and 1.6% 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 2011 and 2016 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+439 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-171 persons)

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