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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Canning, 40% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Canning'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.

The City of Canning'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
City of Canning - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin8,5889.52.35,5406.51.5+3,048
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2,9453.31.02,9883.51.0-43
Indonesian
1,6241.80.51,5351.80.5+89
Punjabi
1,6101.80.67630.90.3+847
Filipino/Tagalog
1,4261.61.08461.00.6+580
Malayalam
1,3371.50.45920.70.2+745
Korean
1,2751.40.36890.80.2+586
Arabic
1,1651.30.71,0331.20.7+132
Hindi
1,1561.30.55740.70.3+582
Sinhalese
1,0101.10.27990.90.2+211
Tamil
9641.10.37880.90.2+176
Italian
8340.91.49751.11.6-141
Urdu
7880.90.33380.40.1+450
Persian/Dari
7020.80.66070.70.4+95
Malay
6010.70.37530.90.3-152
Vietnamese
5530.61.04560.50.9+97
Bengali
4850.50.23470.40.1+138
Burmese
4640.50.24940.60.2-30
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
4300.50.13770.40.1+53
Turkish
4180.50.14780.60.1-60
French
4150.50.44110.50.4+4
Spanish
4120.50.53340.40.4+78
Nepali
3840.40.1590.10.1+325
Somali
3820.40.12620.30.1+120
Gujarati
2990.30.43010.40.3-2
Telugu
2980.30.11690.20.1+129
Thai
2900.30.32590.30.2+31
Japanese
2830.30.32040.20.2+79
German
2450.30.42480.30.4-3
Afrikaans
2420.30.62350.30.5+7
Chinese, nfd
2280.30.13560.40.1-128
Non-verbal so described
2260.30.21170.10.1+109
Polish
1920.20.32070.20.3-15
Swahili
1700.20.11300.20.1+40
Russian
1590.20.21220.10.1+37
Dutch
1570.20.21940.20.3-37
Portuguese
1520.20.31090.10.3+43
Marathi
1470.20.1990.10.0+48
Shona
1310.10.11690.20.1-38
Hakka
1060.10.01050.10.0+1
Khmer
1020.10.1960.10.1+6
Greek
910.10.2940.10.3-3
Kannada
790.10.0650.10.0+14
Croatian
630.10.3830.10.3-20
Māori (New Zealand)
620.10.1210.00.1+41
Tigrinya
580.10.0560.10.0+2
Pashto
550.10.0300.00.0+25
Serbian
550.10.3630.10.3-8
Dinka
530.10.1350.00.1+18
Hungarian
440.00.1560.10.1-12
Samoan
370.00.0370.00.00
Amharic
360.00.0150.00.0+21
Romanian
350.00.1370.00.1-2
Chin Haka
340.00.030.00.0+31
Czech
320.00.0300.00.0+2
Auslan
290.00.0230.00.0+6
Tongan
290.00.0230.00.0+6
Estonian
280.00.0120.00.0+16
Karen
270.00.1340.00.1-7
Kurdish
260.00.0100.00.0+16
Australian Indigenous Languages
260.00.0180.00.0+8
Bosnian
210.00.1140.00.1+7
Finnish
200.00.0110.00.0+9
Ukrainian
200.00.0190.00.0+1
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
180.00.0230.00.0-5
Swedish
170.00.0230.00.0-6
Danish
170.00.0180.00.0-1
Bulgarian
160.00.0100.00.0+6
Tswana
160.00.0200.00.0-4
Macedonian
160.00.3160.00.30
Assyrian/Aramaic
140.00.0160.00.0-2
Oromo
140.00.0220.00.0-8
Indo-Aryan, nfd
130.00.050.00.0+8
Norwegian
100.00.0220.00.0-12
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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
City of Canning - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
50,08655.573.554,55163.877.9-4,465
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total35,81539.720.127,07231.716.6+8,743
Not stated
4,2894.86.43,8914.65.5+398

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 Mandarin, Greater Perth: 2.3% Cantonese, Greater Perth: 1.0% Indonesian, Greater Perth: 0.5% Punjabi, Greater Perth: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Perth: 1.0% Malayalam, Greater Perth: 0.4% Korean, Greater Perth: 0.3% Arabic, Greater Perth: 0.7% Hindi, Greater Perth: 0.5% Sinhalese, Greater Perth: 0.2% Mandarin, City of Canning: 9.5% Cantonese, City of Canning: 3.3% Indonesian, City of Canning: 1.8% Punjabi, City of Canning: 1.8% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Canning: 1.6% Malayalam, City of Canning: 1.5% Korean, City of Canning: 1.4% Arabic, City of Canning: 1.3% Hindi, City of Canning: 1.3% Sinhalese, City of Canning: 1.1%
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 Mandarin, City of Canning: +3,048 Cantonese, City of Canning: -43 Indonesian, City of Canning: +89 Punjabi, City of Canning: +847 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Canning: +580 Malayalam, City of Canning: +745 Korean, City of Canning: +586 Arabic, City of Canning: +132 Hindi, City of Canning: +582 Sinhalese, City of Canning: +211
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 the City of Canning in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 55.5% of the population spoke English only, and 39.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 73.5% and 20.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Canning was Mandarin, with 9.5% of the population, or 8,588 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Canning and Greater Perth in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (9.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.3% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Indonesian at home (1.8% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (1.8% compared to 0.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 8,743 or 32.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 4,465 or 8.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+3,048 persons)
  • Punjabi (+847 persons)
  • Malayalam (+745 persons)
  • Korean (+586 persons)

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