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Unley Park Ward

Proficiency in English

In Unley Park Ward, 133 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 Unley Park 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
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,97982.078.35,29284.680.0-312
Speaks another language, and English well or very well72712.015.062210.013.0+105
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1332.22.6781.32.4+55
Not stated2303.84.22654.24.6-35

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, Unley Park Ward: 3.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Unley Park Ward: 2.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Unley Park Ward: 12.0% Speaks English only, Unley Park Ward: 82.0%
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, Unley Park Ward: -35 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Unley Park Ward: +55 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Unley Park Ward: +105 Speaks English only, Unley Park Ward: -312
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 Unley Park Ward in 2011 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a higher 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, 82.0% of people spoke English only, and 2.2% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 78.3% and 2.6% respectively for City of Unley.

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 (-312 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+105 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+55 persons)

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