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Harvester Ward

Language spoken at home

In Harvester Ward, 60% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Harvester 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.

Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese9,21518.714.27,47217.812.6+1,743
Greek
1,8053.73.21,9104.63.7-105
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,7553.63.31,9804.74.0-225
Cantonese
1,4152.92.41,2973.12.4+118
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,3062.63.21,4663.53.8-160
Filipino/Tagalog
1,2042.42.78662.12.3+338
Punjabi
1,0922.22.32770.70.6+815
Arabic
8631.72.36591.62.2+204
Macedonian
8011.62.98462.03.5-45
Spanish
7811.61.67991.91.9-18
Mandarin
7071.41.13240.80.7+383
Turkish
6101.21.55621.31.8+48
Hindi
5961.21.03260.80.6+270
Polish
5371.10.96911.61.2-154
Croatian
5301.12.25841.42.7-54
Dinka
2790.60.63180.80.5-39
Bengali
2550.50.31130.30.1+142
Serbian
2340.51.02570.61.2-23
Amharic
2200.40.31320.30.2+88
Albanian
2150.40.52060.50.6+9
Urdu
2150.40.5400.10.2+175
Samoan
2060.40.51840.40.3+22
Sinhalese
2040.40.5920.20.4+112
Nepali
1890.40.2220.10.0+167
Hakka
1870.40.61260.30.6+61
Tamil
1850.40.3700.20.2+115
Ukrainian
1750.40.22570.60.3-82
Burmese
1580.30.170.00.0+151
Telugu
1530.30.2670.20.1+86
Tongan
1490.30.21560.40.2-7
German
1390.30.31630.40.4-24
Indonesian
1260.30.2240.10.1+102
Tigrinya
1250.30.1--------
Thai
1220.20.1590.10.1+63
Bosnian
1200.20.71270.30.8-7
French
1170.20.1580.10.1+59
Karen
1060.20.100.00.0+106
Somali
1040.20.1750.20.1+29
Persian/Dari
990.20.160.00.1+93
Chinese, nfd
930.20.1530.10.1+40
Romanian
930.20.2850.20.2+8
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
870.20.11000.20.1-13
Non-verbal so described
820.20.2900.20.2-8
Swahili
790.20.1260.10.0+53
Gujarati
680.10.1130.00.0+55
Hungarian
660.10.1700.20.2-4
Portuguese
610.10.2620.10.2-1
Russian
610.10.1490.10.1+12
Chin Haka
530.10.0--------
Malayalam
520.10.2130.00.1+39
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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
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only16,52733.537.915,49436.940.7+1,033
Non-English total29,57159.956.224,05257.353.7+5,519
Not stated3,2426.65.92,4315.85.5+811

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Vietnamese, Harvester Ward: 18.7% Greek, Harvester Ward: 3.7% Maltese, Harvester Ward: 3.6% Cantonese, Harvester Ward: 2.9% Italian, Harvester Ward: 2.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Harvester Ward: 2.4% Punjabi, Harvester Ward: 2.2% Arabic, Harvester Ward: 1.7% Macedonian, Harvester Ward: 1.6% Spanish, Harvester Ward: 1.6%
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 Vietnamese, Harvester Ward: +1,743 Greek, Harvester Ward: -105 Maltese, Harvester Ward: -225 Cantonese, Harvester Ward: +118 Italian, Harvester Ward: -160 Filipino/Tagalog, Harvester Ward: +338 Punjabi, Harvester Ward: +815 Arabic, Harvester Ward: +204 Macedonian, Harvester Ward: -45 Spanish, Harvester Ward: -18
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 Harvester 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, 33.5% of the population spoke English only, and 59.9% 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 Harvester Ward was Vietnamese, with 18.7% of the population, or 9,215 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (18.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (1.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Croatian at home (1.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 5,519 or 22.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,033 or 6.7%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,743 persons)
  • Punjabi (+815 persons)
  • Mandarin (+383 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+338 persons)

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