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Unley Ward

Proficiency in English

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

In Unley Ward, 187 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 Unley 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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only4,66574.876.14,60275.778.3+64
Speaks another language, and English well or very well1,13318.216.71,00016.515.0+132
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1873.02.81803.02.6+7
Not stated2494.04.42934.84.2-44

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 Unley: 4.4% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Unley: 2.8% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Unley: 16.7% Speaks English only, City of Unley: 76.1% Not stated, Unley Ward: 4.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Unley Ward: 3.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Unley Ward: 18.2% Speaks English only, Unley Ward: 74.8%
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, Unley Ward: -44 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Unley Ward: +7 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Unley Ward: +132 Speaks English only, Unley Ward: +64
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley 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, 74.8% of people spoke English only, and 3.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 76.1% and 2.8% respectively for City of Unley.

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 (+132 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+64 persons)

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