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Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Bass Coast Shire, 5% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Bass Coast Shire'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.

Bass Coast Shire'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian2780.80.73111.10.9-33
Greek
1040.30.2930.30.2+11
map this data in atlas.idGerman1030.30.21080.40.3-5
Dutch
950.30.2900.30.2+5
Mandarin
920.30.5250.10.2+67
Spanish
840.30.1420.10.1+42
French
520.20.1520.20.10
Cantonese
500.20.1320.10.1+18
Filipino/Tagalog
500.20.3530.20.2-3
Thai
420.10.1220.10.1+20
Vietnamese
410.10.1220.10.1+19
Malayalam
380.10.1280.10.1+10
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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
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
28,84988.086.626,72290.290.5+2,127
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,5424.76.01,4154.85.3+127
Not stated
2,3827.37.41,4805.04.3+902

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Italian, Regional VIC: 0.7% Greek, Regional VIC: 0.2% German, Regional VIC: 0.2% Dutch, Regional VIC: 0.2% Mandarin, Regional VIC: 0.5% Spanish, Regional VIC: 0.1% French, Regional VIC: 0.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional VIC: 0.3% Cantonese, Regional VIC: 0.1% Thai, Regional VIC: 0.1% Italian, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Greek, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% German, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Dutch, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Mandarin, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Spanish, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% French, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2% Cantonese, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2% Thai, Bass Coast Shire: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Italian, Bass Coast Shire: -33 Greek, Bass Coast Shire: +11 German, Bass Coast Shire: -5 Dutch, Bass Coast Shire: +5 Mandarin, Bass Coast Shire: +67 Spanish, Bass Coast Shire: +42 French, Bass Coast Shire: 0 Filipino/Tagalog, Bass Coast Shire: -3 Cantonese, Bass Coast Shire: +18 Thai, Bass Coast Shire: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 88.0% of the population spoke English only, and 4.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.6% and 6.0% respectively for Regional VIC.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Bass Coast Shire was Italian, with 0.8% of the population, or 278 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 127 or 9.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,127 or 8.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Bass Coast Shire between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+67 persons)

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