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Northern Ward

Language spoken at home

In Northern Ward, 16% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Northern 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.

Northern 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
Northern Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek6872.62.26842.62.3+3
map this data in atlas.idRussian4951.81.34031.51.1+92
map this data in atlas.idItalian4611.71.34511.71.4+10
Mandarin
3691.41.02360.90.6+133
German
1830.70.92120.80.8-29
French
1820.70.61050.40.4+77
Hebrew
1800.70.31880.70.3-8
Japanese
1770.70.41660.60.4+11
Polish
1570.60.51800.70.5-23
Cantonese
1560.60.41640.60.4-8
Spanish
840.30.4500.20.3+34
Serbian
650.20.2380.10.1+27
Hindi
630.20.2440.20.1+19
Hungarian
610.20.2630.20.2-2
Arabic
610.20.3570.20.3+4
Vietnamese
610.20.1290.10.1+32
Afrikaans
570.20.2380.10.1+19
Croatian
470.20.2350.10.2+12
Dutch
470.20.2450.20.2+2
Turkish
440.20.2270.10.2+17
Chinese, nfd
430.20.1110.00.0+32
Portuguese
420.20.1180.10.1+24
Indonesian
370.10.1310.10.1+6
Korean
330.10.1470.20.1-14
Sinhalese
310.10.1190.10.1+12
Yiddish
290.10.1620.20.1-33
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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
Northern Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only21,25179.282.420,95380.483.3+299
Non-English total4,24415.813.33,73714.312.1+507
Not stated1,3465.04.31,3765.34.7-30

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% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Hebrew, City of Bayside: 0.3% Japanese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Greek, Northern Ward: 2.6% Russian, Northern Ward: 1.8% Italian, Northern Ward: 1.7% Mandarin, Northern Ward: 1.4% German, Northern Ward: 0.7% French, Northern Ward: 0.7% Hebrew, Northern Ward: 0.7% Japanese, Northern Ward: 0.7% Polish, Northern Ward: 0.6% Cantonese, Northern Ward: 0.6%
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, Northern Ward: +3 Russian, Northern Ward: +92 Italian, Northern Ward: +10 Mandarin, Northern Ward: +133 German, Northern Ward: -29 French, Northern Ward: +77 Hebrew, Northern Ward: -8 Japanese, Northern Ward: +11 Polish, Northern Ward: -23 Cantonese, Northern Ward: -8
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 Northern 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, 79.2% of the population spoke English only, and 15.8% 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 Northern Ward was Greek, with 2.6% of the population, or 687 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Northern 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 507 or 13.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 298 or 1.4%.

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

  • Mandarin (+133 persons)
  • Russian (+92 persons)
  • French (+77 persons)

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