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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Proficiency in English

In the New South Wales, 1,061 people who were born in Bangladesh 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. Statistics show the proportion of English proficiency amongst populations from different birthplaces.

Typically, populations which migrated many years ago, as well as migrants from places where English is widely spoken, have higher proficiency levels than recent migrants. The degree of English proficiency may also indicate that people born in some countries communicate solely or partly in languages other than English within their community.

The data, when viewed with other ethnic and cultural indicators, such as Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion, helps service providers determine whether they need to communicate with certain groups in languages other than English.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'How well does the person speak English?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population born in Bangladesh
Proficiency in English
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
English proficiencyNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7344.372.55174.974.0+217
Speaks another language, and English well or very well15,04988.518.69,35488.116.4+5,695
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0616.23.96115.83.7+450
Not stated1621.05.01361.35.9+26

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 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Total New South Wales population: 3.9% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Total New South Wales population: 18.6% Speaks English only, Total New South Wales population: 72.5% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 6.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 88.5% Speaks English only, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +450 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +5,695 Speaks English only, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +217
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of New South Wales Bangladesh born population in Bangladesh compared to the total population shows that in 2011 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.

Emerging groups

The most significant changes in the proficiency in English of the New South Wales Parameter].[COIIDLabel] born population between 2006 and 2011 were in those that:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+5,695 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+450 persons)
  • Speaks English only (+217 persons)