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Eastern Region Alliance area

Proficiency in English

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Eastern Region Alliance area, 9,040 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 Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only217,53474.383.8219,16577.086.5-1,631
Speaks another language, and English well or very well55,12918.811.147,94416.99.6+7,185
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all9,0403.11.67,9372.81.3+1,103
Not stated11,2633.83.49,4543.32.5+1,809

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.1% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Eastern Region Alliance area: 18.8% Speaks English only, Eastern Region Alliance area: 74.3%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,809 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,103 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Eastern Region Alliance area: +7,185 Speaks English only, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,631
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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 higher proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 74.3% of people spoke English only, and 3.1% 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 (+7,185 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-1,631 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+1,103 persons)

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