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Berwick (South)

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Berwick (South), 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese1,0244.23.06983.12.3+326
Mandarin
8723.51.94201.91.3+452
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari4101.73.92491.12.2+161
Hindi
3771.51.62761.21.3+101
Malayalam
3271.31.01380.60.6+189
Tamil
2911.21.41170.50.9+174
map this data in atlas.idArabic2691.11.52321.01.4+37
Spanish
2561.01.12100.91.3+45
Punjabi
2130.92.21250.61.0+89
Filipino/Tagalog
2020.81.31910.91.1+11
Urdu
1980.80.6850.40.4+113
Korean
1570.60.2290.10.1+128
French
1370.60.71540.70.9-17
Italian
1360.60.91630.71.1-27
Gujarati
1300.50.4280.10.1+102
Cantonese
1210.50.61020.50.6+19
Bengali
1140.50.2380.20.1+76
Greek
1100.40.81160.50.9-6
Polish
1040.40.5750.30.6+28
Samoan
1010.40.9490.20.7+52
Indonesian
950.40.3920.40.3+2
Telugu
810.30.3610.30.2+20
Afrikaans
800.30.2890.40.2-9
Romanian
760.30.6990.40.7-23
Hungarian
740.30.4560.20.4+18
Vietnamese
690.30.7510.20.7+17
Turkish
530.20.5710.30.6-19
Shona
500.20.1330.10.1+17
Russian
490.20.2570.30.3-8
Croatian
480.20.4510.20.6-4
Kannada
440.20.2190.10.2+25
Hakka
420.20.3520.20.3-10
Macedonian
420.20.1370.20.2+5
German
400.20.2550.20.3-15
Pashto
390.20.5110.00.4+28
Serbian
360.10.9520.21.0-16
Marathi
320.10.190.00.1+23
Non-verbal so described
300.10.2370.20.2-8
Swahili
280.10.1140.10.0+14
Malay
250.10.1160.10.1+8
Dutch
250.10.2410.20.2-16
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
16,70267.859.216,90375.266.5-201
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total7,06828.735.84,94122.029.9+2,127
Not stated
8483.44.96232.83.6+225

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 Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.9% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Malayalam, City of Casey: 1.0% Tamil, City of Casey: 1.4% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.5% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.1% Punjabi, City of Casey: 2.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.3% Sinhalese, Berwick (South): 4.2% Mandarin, Berwick (South): 3.5% Persian/Dari, Berwick (South): 1.7% Hindi, Berwick (South): 1.5% Malayalam, Berwick (South): 1.3% Tamil, Berwick (South): 1.2% Arabic, Berwick (South): 1.1% Spanish, Berwick (South): 1.0% Punjabi, Berwick (South): 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick (South): 0.8%
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 Sinhalese, Berwick (South): +326 Mandarin, Berwick (South): +452 Persian/Dari, Berwick (South): +161 Hindi, Berwick (South): +101 Malayalam, Berwick (South): +189 Tamil, Berwick (South): +174 Arabic, Berwick (South): +37 Spanish, Berwick (South): +45 Punjabi, Berwick (South): +89 Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick (South): +11
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 Berwick (South) in 2016 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, 67.8% of the population spoke English only, and 28.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 59.2% and 35.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Berwick (South) was Sinhalese, with 4.2% of the population, or 1,024 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Berwick (South) and the City of Casey in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (3.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (4.2% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (1.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (0.9% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,127 or 43.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 201 or 1.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Berwick (South) between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+452 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+326 persons)
  • Malayalam (+189 persons)
  • Tamil (+174 persons)

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