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Shire of Ashburton

Language spoken at home

In the Shire of Ashburton, 7% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The Shire of Ashburton's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

The Shire of Ashburton's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Shire of Ashburton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Australian Indigenous Languages1391.41.81332.21.6+6
Filipino/Tagalog570.60.6260.40.2+31
Indonesian390.40.140.10.1+35
Māori (New Zealand)360.40.1170.30.1+19
Mandarin300.30.200.00.1+30
Thai290.30.1140.20.1+15
German270.30.390.10.3+18
Italian270.30.6100.20.7+17
Afrikaans250.30.5210.30.2+4
Dutch240.20.240.10.2+20
French220.20.180.10.1+14
Shona200.20.100.00.0+20
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Shire of Ashburton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,85078.584.55,05583.286.6+2,795
Non-English total7107.17.23966.55.5+314
Not stated1,44214.48.362810.37.9+814

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Australian Indigenous Languages, Regional WA: 1.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional WA: 0.6% Indonesian, Regional WA: 0.1% Māori (New Zealand), Regional WA: 0.1% Mandarin, Regional WA: 0.2% Thai, Regional WA: 0.1% Italian, Regional WA: 0.6% German, Regional WA: 0.3% Afrikaans, Regional WA: 0.5% Dutch, Regional WA: 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages, Shire of Ashburton: 1.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Ashburton: 0.6% Indonesian, Shire of Ashburton: 0.4% Māori (New Zealand), Shire of Ashburton: 0.4% Mandarin, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% Thai, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% Italian, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% German, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% Afrikaans, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% Dutch, Shire of Ashburton: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Australian Indigenous Languages, Shire of Ashburton: +6 Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Ashburton: +31 Indonesian, Shire of Ashburton: +35 Māori (New Zealand), Shire of Ashburton: +19 Mandarin, Shire of Ashburton: +30 Thai, Shire of Ashburton: +15 Italian, Shire of Ashburton: +17 German, Shire of Ashburton: +18 Afrikaans, Shire of Ashburton: +4 Dutch, Shire of Ashburton: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 78.5% of the population spoke English only, and 7.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 84.5% and 7.2% respectively for Regional WA.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Shire of Ashburton was Australian Indigenous Languages, with 1.4% of the population, or 139 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Shire of Ashburton and Regional WA in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 314 or 79.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,795 or 55.3%.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011.

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