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Grasslands Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Grasslands Ward, 64% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese10,80019.316.28,81216.914.2+1,988
Filipino/Tagalog
2,0683.72.72,1634.12.7-95
Punjabi
2,0143.62.91,1432.22.3+871
Macedonian
1,5722.82.41,8253.52.9-253
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,5232.72.61,8033.53.3-280
Cantonese
1,3642.42.11,4562.82.4-92
Arabic
1,1642.12.21,1262.22.3+38
Greek
1,1032.02.71,1662.23.2-63
Mandarin
1,0261.81.56921.31.1+334
Spanish
9421.71.51,0482.01.6-106
map this data in atlas.idItalian8131.52.59821.93.2-169
Turkish
7731.41.29541.81.5-181
Hindi
7141.31.24620.91.0+252
Croatian
6991.31.88351.62.2-136
Serbian
6921.20.88891.71.0-197
Bosnian
6531.20.56681.30.7-15
Samoan
6381.10.84060.80.5+232
Urdu
5641.00.73130.60.5+251
Hakka
3740.70.53690.70.6+5
Dinka
3520.60.43890.70.6-37
Polish
3430.60.74130.80.9-70
Amharic
2800.50.42150.40.3+65
Pashto
2770.50.3500.10.1+227
Tamil
2750.50.71550.30.3+120
Chin Haka
2610.50.3130.00.0+248
Persian/Dari
2590.50.5900.20.1+169
Albanian
2440.40.52890.60.5-45
Sinhalese
2420.40.52700.50.5-28
Nepali
2320.40.3680.10.2+164
Lao
2230.40.22360.50.2-13
Tongan
2040.40.31640.30.2+40
Burmese
1690.30.3240.00.1+145
Tigrinya
1360.20.2440.10.1+92
Thai
1230.20.21000.20.1+23
Bengali
1210.20.31200.20.3+1
Telugu
1190.20.3750.10.2+44
Non-verbal so described
1160.20.21190.20.2-3
Somali
1150.20.2620.10.1+53
Malayalam
1150.20.21010.20.2+14
Assyrian/Aramaic
1130.20.2360.10.1+77
Portuguese
1000.20.21370.30.2-37
Indonesian
1000.20.2770.10.2+23
German
970.20.21360.30.3-39
Romanian
690.10.1830.20.2-14
French
670.10.1570.10.1+10
Gujarati
560.10.1520.10.1+4
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only16,31929.235.716,46731.637.9-148
Non-English total35,83264.158.432,12861.656.2+3,704
Not stated3,7196.75.93,5586.85.9+161

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Mandarin, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: 19.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Grasslands Ward: 3.7% Punjabi, Grasslands Ward: 3.6% Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: 2.8% Maltese, Grasslands Ward: 2.7% Cantonese, Grasslands Ward: 2.4% Arabic, Grasslands Ward: 2.1% Greek, Grasslands Ward: 2.0% Mandarin, Grasslands Ward: 1.8% Spanish, Grasslands Ward: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: +1,988 Filipino/Tagalog, Grasslands Ward: -95 Punjabi, Grasslands Ward: +871 Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: -253 Maltese, Grasslands Ward: -280 Cantonese, Grasslands Ward: -92 Arabic, Grasslands Ward: +38 Greek, Grasslands Ward: -63 Mandarin, Grasslands Ward: +334 Spanish, Grasslands Ward: -106
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 Grasslands Ward in 2016 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, 29.2% of the population spoke English only, and 64.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 35.7% and 58.4% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Grasslands Ward was Vietnamese, with 19.3% of the population, or 10,800 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (19.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,704 or 11.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 148 or 0.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Grasslands Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+1,988 persons)
  • Punjabi (+871 persons)
  • Mandarin (+334 persons)
  • Maltese (-280 persons)

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