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Language spoken at home

In the City of Casey, 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese5,7342.30.73,2551.50.5+2,479
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari5,6052.20.41,8980.90.2+3,707
map this data in atlas.idArabic3,5971.41.62,6611.21.5+936
Spanish
3,2821.30.72,9871.40.6+295
Hindi
3,2711.30.81,8500.90.5+1,421
Mandarin
3,2651.32.51,9560.91.7+1,309
Filipino/Tagalog
2,7471.10.71,7470.80.6+1,000
Italian
2,7221.12.82,7271.33.3-5
Punjabi
2,5391.00.77540.40.2+1,785
Serbian
2,5361.00.42,1311.00.4+405
Tamil
2,3380.90.41,0060.50.3+1,332
Greek
2,3190.92.82,1381.03.1+181
French
2,2560.90.41,7250.80.3+531
Samoan
1,8380.70.21,1370.50.1+701
Khmer
1,8220.70.31,3320.60.3+490
Vietnamese
1,7170.72.11,3520.61.9+365
Romanian
1,7000.70.11,4410.70.1+259
Turkish
1,5660.60.81,3840.60.8+182
Cantonese
1,5340.61.81,1690.51.8+365
Polish
1,5210.60.41,5660.70.4-45
Croatian
1,4820.60.51,4770.70.5+5
Malayalam
1,4050.60.23020.10.1+1,103
Hungarian
1,1300.40.21,1310.50.2-1
Urdu
9860.40.34770.20.1+509
Pashto
9480.40.15270.20.0+421
Hakka
8700.30.17650.40.1+105
German
7330.30.47330.30.40
Indonesian
6890.30.33630.20.3+326
Russian
6560.30.44710.20.4+185
Bosnian
5870.20.14940.20.2+93
Dutch
5860.20.26860.30.2-100
Albanian
5710.20.24130.20.1+158
Telugu
5030.20.21350.10.1+368
Non-verbal so described
4310.20.13630.20.2+68
Afrikaans
4090.20.12210.10.1+188
Kannada
3980.20.11480.10.0+250
Macedonian
3810.20.73210.10.8+60
Portuguese
3700.10.13130.10.1+57
Māori (Cook Island)
3510.10.02150.10.0+136
Bengali
3330.10.21330.10.1+200
Thai
2900.10.21230.10.1+167
Gujarati
2900.10.2280.00.1+262
Nuer
2810.10.01370.10.0+144
Armenian
2620.10.02230.10.1+39
Maltese
2530.10.42650.10.5-12
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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 Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only167,89766.566.3153,79871.568.5+14,099
Non-English total75,36429.929.151,01623.726.0+24,348
Not stated9,1223.64.610,1394.75.6-1,017

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 Sinhalese, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Persian/Dari, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Serbian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 2.3% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 2.2% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% Punjabi, City of Casey: 1.0% Serbian, City of Casey: 1.0%
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 Sinhalese, City of Casey: +2,479 Persian/Dari, City of Casey: +3,707 Arabic, City of Casey: +936 Spanish, City of Casey: +295 Hindi, City of Casey: +1,421 Mandarin, City of Casey: +1,309 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: +1,000 Italian, City of Casey: -5 Punjabi, City of Casey: +1,785 Serbian, City of Casey: +405
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 the City of Casey in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar 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, 66.5% of the population spoke English only, and 29.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Casey was Sinhalese, with 2.3% of the population, or 5,734 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (2.2% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (2.3% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.1% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 24,348 or 47.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 14,099 or 9.2%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+3,707 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+2,479 persons)
  • Punjabi (+1,785 persons)
  • Hindi (+1,421 persons)

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