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Charlestown Electoral Division
Proficiency in English

In the Charlestown Electoral Division, 437 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 the Charlestown Electoral Division'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 NSW population

Proficiency in English
Charlestown Electoral Division20112006Change
English proficiencyNumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only64,74891.972.562,93291.574.0+1,816
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3,2134.618.62,8844.216.4+329
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4370.63.94380.63.7-1
Not stated2,0212.95.02,5153.75.9-494

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, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Charlestown Electoral Division: 4.6% Speaks English only, Charlestown Electoral Division: 91.9%
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, Charlestown Electoral Division: -1 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Charlestown Electoral Division: +329 Speaks English only, Charlestown Electoral Division: +1,816
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the Charlestown Electoral Division's population compared to the New South Wales total population shows that in 2011 there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower 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 in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+1,816 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+329 persons)