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Table 1 Percentage of people aged 65+ by spoken English language proficiency, 2016

From: Past and projected growth of Australia’s older migrant populations

Broad region of birth Very well or well Not well or not at all
Oceania 89 11
North-West Europe 96 4
Southern and Eastern Europe 67 33
North Africa and the Middle East 61 39
South-East Asia 56 44
North-East Asia 31 69
Southern and Central Asia 68 32
Americas 68 32
Sub-Saharan Africa 89 11
  1. Source: ABS 2016 Census
  2. Note: See Appendix Table 4 for the definition of broad regions