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Religion - Antiochian Orthodox
Proficiency in English

In New South Wales, 546 people with Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliation 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 level of English proficiency amongst people of different religious persuasions.

Typically, people who 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 some religious groups 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, Country of Birth, Language Spoken at Home, helps service providers determine whether they need to communicate with certain religious groups in languages other than English.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'How well does the person speak English?'
  • 'What is your religion?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population with a religion of Antiochian Orthodox
Proficiency in English
Religion - Antiochian Orthodox20112006Change
English proficiencyNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW populationNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,56226.272.51,25522.074.0+307
Speaks another language, and English well or very well3,80063.718.63,75866.016.4+42
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5469.23.958310.23.7-37
Not stated540.95.0991.75.9-45

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, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 9.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 63.7% Speaks English only, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 26.2%
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, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: -37 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: +42 Speaks English only, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: +307
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 Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated population 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 change in the proficiency in English of the NSW Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated population between 2006 and 2011 was in those speaking:

  • Speaks English only (+307 persons)