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Cranbourne

Language spoken at home

In Cranbourne, 19% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari2731.52.2190.10.9+254
Samoan
2241.20.7750.50.5+149
Filipino/Tagalog
2061.11.1720.50.8+134
Hindi
1971.11.3400.30.9+157
Italian
1911.01.11451.01.3+46
Spanish
1560.81.3920.61.4+64
Punjabi
1540.81.030.00.4+151
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese1490.82.3180.11.5+131
Khmer
1300.70.7350.20.6+95
map this data in atlas.idArabic1300.71.4910.61.2+39
Greek
1080.60.91000.71.0+8
Tamil
1010.50.970.00.5+94
French
970.50.9300.20.8+67
Mandarin
950.51.3400.30.9+55
Malayalam
740.40.6100.10.1+64
Dutch
530.30.2670.50.3-14
Croatian
490.30.6210.10.7+28
Pashto
480.30.430.00.2+45
Māori (New Zealand)
460.20.1170.10.1+29
Vietnamese
460.20.770.00.6+39
Turkish
420.20.6220.10.6+20
Russian
420.20.3200.10.2+22
German
400.20.3470.30.3-7
Serbian
390.21.0460.31.0-7
Urdu
370.20.460.00.2+31
Hungarian
370.20.4460.30.5-9
Polish
350.20.6340.20.7+1
Cantonese
350.20.6170.10.5+18
Non-verbal so described
340.20.2130.10.2+21
Romanian
330.20.7140.10.7+19
Nuer
290.20.100.00.1+29
Kannada
240.10.200.00.1+24
Afrikaans
230.10.290.10.1+14
Gujarati
230.10.100.00.0+23
Māori (Cook Island)
210.10.1200.10.1+1
Macedonian
200.10.2100.10.1+10
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only14,29776.866.512,67185.871.5+1,626
Non-English total3,46218.629.91,3999.523.7+2,063
Not stated8574.63.66954.74.7+162

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 Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 2.2% Samoan, City of Casey: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Punjabi, City of Casey: 1.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 2.3% Khmer, City of Casey: 0.7% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Persian/Dari, Cranbourne: 1.5% Samoan, Cranbourne: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne: 1.1% Hindi, Cranbourne: 1.1% Italian, Cranbourne: 1.0% Spanish, Cranbourne: 0.8% Punjabi, Cranbourne: 0.8% Sinhalese, Cranbourne: 0.8% Khmer, Cranbourne: 0.7% Arabic, Cranbourne: 0.7%
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 Persian/Dari, Cranbourne: +254 Samoan, Cranbourne: +149 Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne: +134 Hindi, Cranbourne: +157 Italian, Cranbourne: +46 Spanish, Cranbourne: +64 Punjabi, Cranbourne: +151 Sinhalese, Cranbourne: +131 Khmer, Cranbourne: +95 Arabic, Cranbourne: +39
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 Cranbourne 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, 76.8% of the population spoke English only, and 18.6% 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 Cranbourne was Persian/Dari, with 1.5% of the population, or 273 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Cranbourne and the City of Casey in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (0.8% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,063 or 147.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,626 or 12.8%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+254 persons)
  • Hindi (+157 persons)
  • Punjabi (+151 persons)
  • Samoan (+149 persons)

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