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Language spoken at home

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In Cranbourne, 24% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Cranbourne'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.

Cranbourne'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
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
5332.72.21540.81.0+379
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari5242.63.92731.52.2+251
Samoan
2491.30.92241.20.7+25
Hindi
2291.21.61971.11.3+32
Khmer
2121.10.81300.70.7+82
map this data in atlas.idArabic1881.01.51300.71.4+58
Mandarin
1750.91.9950.51.3+80
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese1750.93.01490.82.3+26
Filipino/Tagalog
1730.91.32061.11.1-33
Malayalam
1350.71.0740.40.6+61
Italian
1330.70.91911.01.1-58
Tamil
1320.71.41010.50.9+31
Spanish
1310.71.11560.81.3-25
Greek
1200.60.81080.60.9+12
Gujarati
950.50.4230.10.1+72
Urdu
930.50.6370.20.4+56
French
800.40.7970.50.9-17
Pashto
640.30.5480.30.4+16
Māori (Cook Island)
540.30.1210.10.1+33
Vietnamese
500.30.7460.20.7+4
Serbian
420.20.9390.21.0+3
Romanian
400.20.6330.20.7+7
Hungarian
390.20.4370.20.4+2
Dutch
380.20.2530.30.2-15
Croatian
370.20.4490.30.6-12
Dinka
370.20.1100.10.0+27
Thai
370.20.2140.10.1+23
Nuer
360.20.2290.20.1+7
Nepali
350.20.1170.10.1+18
Shona
330.20.1130.10.1+20
Russian
320.20.2420.20.3-10
Non-verbal so described
310.20.2340.20.2-3
Afrikaans
300.20.2230.10.2+7
Turkish
290.10.5420.20.6-13
Kannada
290.10.2240.10.2+5
Telugu
250.10.3190.10.2+6
Albanian
250.10.2130.10.2+12
Indonesian
250.10.370.00.3+18
Cantonese
240.10.6350.20.6-11
German
220.10.2400.20.3-18
Bengali
220.10.2160.10.1+6
Bosnian
220.10.2100.10.2+12
Fijian
210.10.030.00.0+18
Auslan
200.10.1100.10.1+10
Polish
200.10.5350.20.6-15
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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
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
13,74869.559.214,29776.866.5-549
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,68523.735.83,46218.629.9+1,223
Not stated
1,3466.84.98574.63.6+489

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 Punjabi, City of Casey: 2.2% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Samoan, City of Casey: 0.9% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Khmer, City of Casey: 0.8% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.5% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.3% Malayalam, City of Casey: 1.0% Punjabi, Cranbourne: 2.7% Persian/Dari, Cranbourne: 2.6% Samoan, Cranbourne: 1.3% Hindi, Cranbourne: 1.2% Khmer, Cranbourne: 1.1% Arabic, Cranbourne: 1.0% Sinhalese, Cranbourne: 0.9% Mandarin, Cranbourne: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne: 0.9% Malayalam, Cranbourne: 0.7%
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 Punjabi, Cranbourne: +379 Persian/Dari, Cranbourne: +251 Samoan, Cranbourne: +25 Hindi, Cranbourne: +32 Khmer, Cranbourne: +82 Arabic, Cranbourne: +58 Sinhalese, Cranbourne: +26 Mandarin, Cranbourne: +80 Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne: -33 Malayalam, Cranbourne: +61
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 Cranbourne 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, 69.5% of the population spoke English only, and 23.7% 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 Cranbourne was Punjabi, with 2.7% of the population, or 533 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (0.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (2.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.9% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,223 or 35.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 549 or 3.8%.

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

  • Punjabi (+379 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+251 persons)
  • Khmer (+82 persons)
  • Mandarin (+80 persons)

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