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Berwick (South)

Language spoken at home

In Berwick (South), 22% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Berwick (South)'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.

Berwick (South)'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
Berwick (South) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese6993.12.32871.91.5+412
Mandarin
4201.91.3900.60.9+330
Hindi
2771.21.31080.70.9+169
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari2501.12.21000.60.9+150
map this data in atlas.idArabic2331.01.4580.41.2+175
Spanish
2110.91.31320.91.4+79
Filipino/Tagalog
1910.91.1770.50.8+114
Italian
1630.71.11180.81.3+45
French
1540.70.9660.40.8+88
Malayalam
1390.60.6210.10.1+118
Punjabi
1250.61.0380.20.4+87
Tamil
1170.50.9600.40.5+57
Greek
1160.50.91040.71.0+12
Cantonese
1020.50.6260.20.5+76
Romanian
990.40.7610.40.7+38
Indonesian
930.40.3220.10.2+71
Afrikaans
890.40.2300.20.1+59
Urdu
860.40.4190.10.2+67
Polish
760.30.6480.30.7+28
Turkish
720.30.6410.30.6+31
Telugu
620.30.2270.20.1+35
Russian
570.30.3470.30.2+10
Hungarian
560.20.4480.30.5+8
German
550.20.3370.20.3+18
Croatian
520.20.6460.30.7+6
Serbian
520.21.0390.31.0+13
Vietnamese
520.20.7220.10.6+30
Hakka
520.20.3210.10.4+31
Samoan
490.20.7430.30.5+6
Dutch
410.20.2510.30.3-10
Bengali
380.20.1210.10.1+17
Non-verbal so described
380.20.2450.30.2-7
Macedonian
370.20.2300.20.1+7
Japanese
360.20.130.00.0+33
Portuguese
350.20.190.10.1+26
Shona
330.10.100.00.0+33
Korean
290.10.130.00.0+26
Gujarati
280.10.100.00.0+28
Thai
230.10.100.00.1+23
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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
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only16,90475.266.512,60581.671.5+4,299
Non-English total4,94122.029.92,23214.523.7+2,709
Not stated6232.83.66053.94.7+18

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, City of Casey: 2.3% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 2.2% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% French, City of Casey: 0.9% Malayalam, City of Casey: 0.6% Sinhalese, Berwick (South): 3.1% Mandarin, Berwick (South): 1.9% Hindi, Berwick (South): 1.2% Persian/Dari, Berwick (South): 1.1% Arabic, Berwick (South): 1.0% Spanish, Berwick (South): 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick (South): 0.9% Italian, Berwick (South): 0.7% French, Berwick (South): 0.7% Malayalam, Berwick (South): 0.6%
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 Sinhalese, Berwick (South): +412 Mandarin, Berwick (South): +330 Hindi, Berwick (South): +169 Persian/Dari, Berwick (South): +150 Arabic, Berwick (South): +175 Spanish, Berwick (South): +79 Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick (South): +114 Italian, Berwick (South): +45 French, Berwick (South): +88 Malayalam, Berwick (South): +118
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 Berwick (South) in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 75.2% of the population spoke English only, and 22.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.5% and 29.9% respectively for the City of Casey.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Berwick (South) was Sinhalese, with 3.1% of the population, or 699 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Berwick (South) and the City of Casey in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari 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 2,709 or 121.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 4,299 or 34.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Berwick (South) between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Sinhalese (+412 persons)
  • Mandarin (+330 persons)
  • Arabic (+175 persons)
  • Hindi (+169 persons)

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