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Black Forest

Proficiency in English

In Black Forest, 46 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 Black Forest'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
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,55377.878.31,54383.680.0+10
Speaks another language, and English well or very well33516.815.022312.113.0+112
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all462.32.6462.52.40
Not Stated613.14.2331.84.6+28

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 Unley: 4.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Unley: 2.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Unley: 15.0% Speaks English only, City of Unley: 78.3% Not Stated, Black Forest: 3.1% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Black Forest: 2.3% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Black Forest: 16.8% Speaks English only, Black Forest: 77.8%
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, Black Forest: +28 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Black Forest: 0 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Black Forest: +112 Speaks English only, Black Forest: +10
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 Black Forest in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a similar proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 77.8% of people spoke English only, and 2.3% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 78.3% and 2.6% respectively for the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+112 persons)

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