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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Casey, 36% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Casey'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 Casey'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 Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari11,6803.90.85,6052.20.4+6,075
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese8,9703.00.85,7342.30.7+3,236
Punjabi
6,6952.21.22,5391.00.7+4,156
Mandarin
5,8291.94.13,2651.32.5+2,564
Hindi
4,7181.61.13,2711.30.8+1,447
map this data in atlas.idArabic4,4141.51.73,5971.41.6+817
Tamil
4,0811.40.62,3380.90.4+1,743
Filipino/Tagalog
3,8891.30.82,7471.10.7+1,142
Spanish
3,2891.10.83,2821.30.7+7
Malayalam
3,0931.00.31,4050.60.2+1,688
Serbian
2,6330.90.42,5361.00.4+97
Italian
2,6170.92.32,7221.12.8-105
Samoan
2,6150.90.21,8380.70.2+777
Greek
2,4670.82.42,3190.92.8+148
Khmer
2,3730.80.31,8220.70.3+551
Vietnamese
2,2360.72.31,7170.72.1+519
French
2,0890.70.42,2560.90.4-167
Urdu
1,8640.60.59860.40.3+878
Cantonese
1,7310.61.71,5340.61.8+197
Romanian
1,6780.60.11,7000.70.1-22
Pashto
1,6450.50.19480.40.1+697
Turkish
1,5760.50.71,5660.60.8+10
Polish
1,4690.50.31,5210.60.4-52
Croatian
1,3100.40.41,4820.60.5-172
Gujarati
1,2140.40.32900.10.2+924
Hungarian
1,0860.40.11,1300.40.2-44
Indonesian
9310.30.46890.30.3+242
Hakka
9220.30.18700.30.1+52
Telugu
7510.30.35030.20.2+248
Russian
7270.20.46560.30.4+71
German
7130.20.47330.30.4-20
Non-verbal so described
6930.20.24310.20.1+262
Bengali
6390.20.23330.10.2+306
Bosnian
6230.20.15870.20.1+36
Albanian
6220.20.15710.20.2+51
Kannada
5690.20.13980.20.1+171
Afrikaans
5230.20.14090.20.1+114
Nuer
5120.20.02810.10.0+231
Korean
5110.20.31610.10.3+350
Dutch
4940.20.15860.20.2-92
Thai
4680.20.22900.10.2+178
Macedonian
4200.10.63810.20.7+39
Portuguese
4140.10.23700.10.1+44
Māori (Cook Island)
3970.10.03510.10.0+46
Marathi
3380.10.12290.10.1+109
Nepali
3380.10.21390.10.1+199
Shona
3370.10.01680.10.0+169
Dinka
3160.10.11200.00.1+196
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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 Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
177,27359.262.0167,89766.566.4+9,376
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total107,27735.832.375,36429.929.0+31,913
Not stated
14,7534.95.69,1223.64.6+5,631

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 Persian/Dari, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Sinhalese, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Tamil, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Malayalam, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Punjabi, City of Casey: 2.2% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.9% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.5% Tamil, City of Casey: 1.4% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.3% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.1% Malayalam, City of Casey: 1.0%
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 Persian/Dari, City of Casey: +6,075 Sinhalese, City of Casey: +3,236 Punjabi, City of Casey: +4,156 Mandarin, City of Casey: +2,564 Hindi, City of Casey: +1,447 Arabic, City of Casey: +817 Tamil, City of Casey: +1,743 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: +1,142 Spanish, City of Casey: +7 Malayalam, City of Casey: +1,688
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 Casey in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 59.2% of the population spoke English only, and 35.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.0% and 32.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Casey was Persian/Dari, with 3.9% of the population, or 11,680 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (3.9% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (3.0% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.8% 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 31,913 or 42.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 9,376 or 5.6%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+6,075 persons)
  • Punjabi (+4,156 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+3,236 persons)
  • Mandarin (+2,564 persons)

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