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Central Ward

Language spoken at home

In Central Ward, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Central Ward'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.

Central Ward'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
Central Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek9752.52.29672.62.3+8
map this data in atlas.idRussian5611.41.34551.21.1+107
map this data in atlas.idItalian4861.21.35071.41.4-22
Mandarin
4371.11.02370.60.6+200
German
3300.80.92560.70.8+73
Polish
2650.70.52470.70.5+18
French
2640.70.61760.50.4+88
Arabic
1960.50.31790.50.3+17
Cantonese
1820.50.41870.50.4-4
Spanish
1760.50.41040.30.3+73
Japanese
1220.30.41600.40.4-37
Turkish
1130.30.2990.30.2+15
Hindi
1110.30.2560.20.1+55
Croatian
1090.30.2990.30.2+10
Dutch
990.30.2880.20.2+12
Serbian
790.20.2610.20.1+19
Vietnamese
710.20.1350.10.1+36
Portuguese
680.20.1310.10.1+37
Hebrew
630.20.3510.10.3+12
Swedish
580.10.1280.10.1+30
Hungarian
520.10.2700.20.2-18
Tamil
510.10.1150.00.0+36
Punjabi
490.10.1320.10.1+17
Afrikaans
440.10.2190.10.1+25
Korean
440.10.1230.10.1+21
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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
Central Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only31,53281.082.430,38582.283.3+1,147
Non-English total5,68414.613.34,83813.112.1+846
Not stated1,7364.54.31,7324.74.7+3

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 Greek, City of Bayside: 2.2% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Italian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 1.0% German, City of Bayside: 0.9% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Arabic, City of Bayside: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Spanish, City of Bayside: 0.4% Greek, Central Ward: 2.5% Russian, Central Ward: 1.4% Italian, Central Ward: 1.2% Mandarin, Central Ward: 1.1% German, Central Ward: 0.8% Polish, Central Ward: 0.7% French, Central Ward: 0.7% Arabic, Central Ward: 0.5% Cantonese, Central Ward: 0.5% Spanish, Central Ward: 0.5%
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 Greek, Central Ward: +8 Russian, Central Ward: +107 Italian, Central Ward: -22 Mandarin, Central Ward: +200 German, Central Ward: +73 Polish, Central Ward: +18 French, Central Ward: +88 Arabic, Central Ward: +17 Cantonese, Central Ward: -4 Spanish, Central Ward: +73
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 Central Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 81.0% of the population spoke English only, and 14.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 82.4% and 13.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Central Ward was Greek, with 2.5% of the population, or 975 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Central Ward and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 846 or 17.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,147 or 3.8%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Central Ward between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+200 persons)
  • Russian (+107 persons)
  • French (+88 persons)
  • German (+73 persons)

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