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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Language spoken at home

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In Berwick Township - Beaconsfield, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Berwick Township - Beaconsfield'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 Township - Beaconsfield'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 Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
4942.31.91950.91.3+299
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese2881.43.01910.92.3+97
Italian
2481.20.92551.21.1-7
map this data in atlas.idArabic1390.71.5670.31.4+72
Spanish
1180.61.11170.61.3+1
Greek
1040.50.81190.60.9-14
Punjabi
900.42.2400.21.0+50
French
880.40.71160.60.9-28
Dutch
880.40.2780.40.2+11
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari840.43.9530.32.2+31
Serbian
840.40.9880.41.0-4
German
820.40.2840.40.3-3
Hindi
820.41.6500.21.3+31
Filipino/Tagalog
790.41.3640.31.1+15
Croatian
760.40.4700.30.6+5
Polish
750.40.5770.40.6-1
Hungarian
720.30.41100.50.4-39
Tamil
700.31.4640.30.9+6
Afrikaans
650.30.2440.20.2+20
Malayalam
600.31.0350.20.6+25
Romanian
580.30.6650.30.7-7
Cantonese
540.30.6880.40.6-34
Russian
530.20.2520.20.3+1
Pashto
420.20.500.00.4+42
Korean
380.20.2200.10.1+18
Gujarati
290.10.4110.10.1+18
Portuguese
290.10.1160.10.1+13
Bengali
280.10.2240.10.1+4
Indonesian
260.10.3290.10.3-3
Turkish
220.10.5170.10.6+5
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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 Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
17,28981.459.217,66883.866.5-379
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total3,17114.935.82,60212.329.9+569
Not stated
7723.64.98143.93.6-43

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, City of Casey: 1.9% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Italian, City of Casey: 0.9% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.5% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.1% Greek, City of Casey: 0.8% Punjabi, City of Casey: 2.2% French, City of Casey: 0.7% Dutch, City of Casey: 0.2% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Mandarin, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.3% Sinhalese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.4% Italian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.2% Arabic, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.7% Spanish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.6% Greek, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.5% Punjabi, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.4% French, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.4% Dutch, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.4% Persian/Dari, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 0.4%
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, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +299 Sinhalese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +97 Italian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -7 Arabic, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +72 Spanish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +1 Greek, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -14 Punjabi, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +50 French, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -28 Dutch, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +11 Persian/Dari, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +31
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 Township - Beaconsfield 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, 81.4% of the population spoke English only, and 14.9% 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 Township - Beaconsfield was Mandarin, with 2.3% of the population, or 494 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Berwick Township - Beaconsfield and the City of Casey in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (0.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (0.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (1.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Hindi at home (0.4% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 569 or 21.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 379 or 2.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+299 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+97 persons)
  • Arabic (+72 persons)
  • Punjabi (+50 persons)

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