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Grasslands Ward

Language spoken at home

In Grasslands Ward, 62% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Grasslands 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.

Grasslands 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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8,81216.914.26,79015.112.6+2,022
Filipino/Tagalog
2,1634.12.71,5303.42.3+633
Macedonian
1,8253.52.91,9524.33.5-127
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,8033.53.31,9284.34.0-125
Cantonese
1,4562.82.41,2762.82.4+180
Greek
1,1662.23.21,2482.83.7-82
Punjabi
1,1432.22.31730.40.6+970
Arabic
1,1262.22.38932.02.2+233
Spanish
1,0482.01.61,0712.41.9-23
map this data in atlas.idItalian9821.93.21,1092.53.8-127
Turkish
9541.81.59072.01.8+47
Serbian
8891.71.09222.01.2-33
Croatian
8351.62.21,0372.32.7-202
Mandarin
6921.31.12630.60.7+429
Bosnian
6681.30.77251.60.8-57
Hindi
4620.91.01880.40.6+274
Polish
4130.80.94761.11.2-63
Samoan
4060.80.52560.60.3+150
Dinka
3890.70.62860.60.5+103
Hakka
3690.70.63700.80.6-1
Urdu
3130.60.51450.30.2+168
Albanian
2890.60.52270.50.6+62
Sinhalese
2700.50.51670.40.4+103
Lao
2360.50.21900.40.2+46
Amharic
2150.40.3890.20.2+126
Tongan
1640.30.2720.20.2+92
Tamil
1550.30.3890.20.2+66
Portuguese
1370.30.21460.30.2-9
German
1360.30.31640.40.4-28
Bengali
1200.20.3210.00.1+99
Non-verbal so described
1190.20.2960.20.2+23
Malayalam
1010.20.2320.10.1+69
Thai
1000.20.1490.10.1+51
Persian/Dari
900.20.1670.10.1+23
Romanian
830.20.2980.20.2-15
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
770.10.1990.20.2-22
Indonesian
770.10.2310.10.1+46
Ukrainian
770.10.2750.20.3+2
Telugu
750.10.2190.00.1+56
Slovene
740.10.1640.10.1+10
Hungarian
730.10.11150.30.2-42
Slovak
700.10.1930.20.1-23
Nepali
680.10.200.00.0+68
Swahili
670.10.1190.00.0+48
Somali
620.10.1480.10.1+14
French
570.10.1400.10.1+17
Russian
530.10.1560.10.1-3
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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
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only16,46731.637.915,57934.540.7+888
Non-English total32,12861.656.226,36058.553.7+5,768
Not stated3,5586.85.93,1597.05.5+399

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 14.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: 16.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Grasslands Ward: 4.1% Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: 3.5% Maltese, Grasslands Ward: 3.5% Cantonese, Grasslands Ward: 2.8% Greek, Grasslands Ward: 2.2% Punjabi, Grasslands Ward: 2.2% Arabic, Grasslands Ward: 2.2% Spanish, Grasslands Ward: 2.0% Italian, Grasslands Ward: 1.9%
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 Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: +2,022 Filipino/Tagalog, Grasslands Ward: +633 Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: -127 Maltese, Grasslands Ward: -125 Cantonese, Grasslands Ward: +180 Greek, Grasslands Ward: -82 Punjabi, Grasslands Ward: +970 Arabic, Grasslands Ward: +233 Spanish, Grasslands Ward: -23 Italian, Grasslands Ward: -127
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 31.6% of the population spoke English only, and 61.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 37.9% and 56.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Grasslands Ward was Vietnamese, with 16.9% of the population, or 8,812 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (16.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (4.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.9% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 5,768 or 21.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 888 or 5.7%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+2,022 persons)
  • Punjabi (+970 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+633 persons)
  • Mandarin (+429 persons)

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