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Harvester Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Harvester Ward, 62% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Harvester 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.idVietnamese11,43920.616.29,21518.714.2+2,224
Greek
1,6503.02.71,8053.73.2-155
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,5152.72.61,7553.63.3-240
Filipino/Tagalog
1,4942.72.71,2042.42.7+290
Cantonese
1,4652.62.11,4152.92.4+50
Punjabi
1,1712.12.91,0922.22.3+79
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,1002.02.51,3062.63.2-206
Mandarin
1,0511.91.57071.41.1+344
Arabic
9551.72.28631.72.3+92
Spanish
8111.51.57811.61.6+30
Hindi
7721.41.25961.21.0+176
Macedonian
7271.32.48011.62.9-74
Tamil
6771.20.71850.40.3+492
Turkish
5441.01.26101.21.5-66
Persian/Dari
5311.00.5990.20.1+432
Croatian
5240.91.85301.12.2-6
Polish
4350.80.75371.10.9-102
Urdu
4050.70.72150.40.5+190
Bengali
3600.60.32550.50.3+105
Samoan
3570.60.82060.40.5+151
Chin Haka
3370.60.3530.10.0+284
Amharic
3220.60.42200.40.3+102
Nepali
3220.60.31890.40.2+133
Burmese
2840.50.31580.30.1+126
Tigrinya
2620.50.21250.30.1+137
Pashto
2590.50.3360.10.1+223
Telugu
2330.40.31530.30.2+80
Albanian
2200.40.52150.40.5+5
Tongan
2110.40.31490.30.2+62
Sinhalese
2060.40.52040.40.5+2
Serbian
1980.40.82340.51.0-36
Hakka
1930.30.51870.40.6+6
Somali
1780.30.21040.20.1+74
Dinka
1710.30.42790.60.6-108
Malayalam
1370.20.2520.10.2+85
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1180.20.1870.20.1+31
Indonesian
1130.20.21260.30.2-13
Ukrainian
1130.20.21750.40.2-62
Bosnian
1110.20.51200.20.7-9
Non-verbal so described
1080.20.2820.20.2+26
Thai
1080.20.21220.20.1-14
German
850.20.21390.30.3-54
Swahili
750.10.1790.20.1-4
Oromo
740.10.1480.10.1+26
Kurdish
740.10.1360.10.0+38
Karen
720.10.01060.20.1-34
Gujarati
720.10.1680.10.1+4
Romanian
720.10.1930.20.2-21
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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
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
17,49531.535.716,52733.537.9+968
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total34,51962.258.429,57159.956.2+4,948
Not stated
3,4406.25.93,2426.65.9+198

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Mandarin, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Vietnamese, Harvester Ward: 20.6% Greek, Harvester Ward: 3.0% Maltese, Harvester Ward: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Harvester Ward: 2.7% Cantonese, Harvester Ward: 2.6% Punjabi, Harvester Ward: 2.1% Italian, Harvester Ward: 2.0% Mandarin, Harvester Ward: 1.9% Arabic, Harvester Ward: 1.7% Spanish, Harvester Ward: 1.5%
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, Harvester Ward: +2,224 Greek, Harvester Ward: -155 Maltese, Harvester Ward: -240 Filipino/Tagalog, Harvester Ward: +290 Cantonese, Harvester Ward: +50 Punjabi, Harvester Ward: +79 Italian, Harvester Ward: -206 Mandarin, Harvester Ward: +344 Arabic, Harvester Ward: +92 Spanish, Harvester Ward: +30
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 Harvester 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, 31.5% of the population spoke English only, and 62.2% 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 Harvester Ward was Vietnamese, with 20.6% of the population, or 11,439 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (20.6% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (1.3% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 4,948 or 16.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 968 or 5.9%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+2,224 persons)
  • Tamil (+492 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+432 persons)
  • Mandarin (+344 persons)

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