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Cranbourne East

Language spoken at home

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In Cranbourne East, 37% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Cranbourne East'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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
1,1445.12.21061.31.0+1,037
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese9234.13.01541.92.3+768
Filipino/Tagalog
6332.81.3771.01.1+556
Malayalam
5202.31.01001.30.6+419
Hindi
4912.21.6751.01.3+415
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari4432.03.9570.72.2+386
Tamil
4161.91.4560.70.9+360
Mandarin
2891.31.9620.81.3+227
Samoan
2691.20.9380.50.7+231
Gujarati
2161.00.4150.20.1+200
map this data in atlas.idArabic2131.01.5710.91.4+141
French
1750.80.7260.30.9+149
Spanish
1640.71.1961.21.3+67
Italian
1090.50.9710.91.1+38
Kannada
1020.50.2230.30.2+79
Greek
990.40.8220.30.9+77
Khmer
980.40.8390.50.7+59
Telugu
890.40.3210.30.2+67
Vietnamese
870.40.7120.20.7+75
Pashto
810.40.5200.30.4+61
Nuer
780.30.270.10.1+71
Urdu
780.30.6160.20.4+62
Turkish
720.30.5120.20.6+60
Nepali
710.30.160.10.1+65
Cantonese
700.30.6180.20.6+52
Non-verbal so described
680.30.2150.20.2+53
Hungarian
610.30.4230.30.4+38
Shona
610.30.190.10.1+51
Dinka
600.30.100.00.0+60
Afrikaans
520.20.2160.20.2+35
German
490.20.2280.40.3+22
Portuguese
380.20.1150.20.1+22
Romanian
380.20.6210.30.7+16
Indonesian
360.20.380.10.3+27
Croatian
360.20.4280.40.6+8
Dutch
340.20.2280.40.2+6
Polish
330.10.580.10.6+24
Māori (Cook Island)
330.10.1290.40.1+4
Thai
300.10.270.10.1+23
Russian
290.10.2160.20.3+13
Marathi
260.10.170.10.1+19
Oromo
260.10.1220.30.1+4
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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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
13,13858.659.25,88173.966.5+7,258
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total8,24536.835.81,73721.929.9+6,508
Not stated
1,0354.64.93344.23.6+701

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% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.3% Malayalam, City of Casey: 1.0% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Tamil, City of Casey: 1.4% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.9% Samoan, City of Casey: 0.9% Gujarati, City of Casey: 0.4% Punjabi, Cranbourne East: 5.1% Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: 4.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Malayalam, Cranbourne East: 2.3% Hindi, Cranbourne East: 2.2% Persian/Dari, Cranbourne East: 2.0% Tamil, Cranbourne East: 1.9% Mandarin, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Samoan, Cranbourne East: 1.2% Gujarati, Cranbourne East: 1.0%
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 East: +1,037 Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: +768 Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne East: +556 Malayalam, Cranbourne East: +419 Hindi, Cranbourne East: +415 Persian/Dari, Cranbourne East: +386 Tamil, Cranbourne East: +360 Mandarin, Cranbourne East: +227 Samoan, Cranbourne East: +231 Gujarati, Cranbourne East: +200
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 East in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 58.6% of the population spoke English only, and 36.8% 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 East was Punjabi, with 5.1% of the population, or 1,144 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (5.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (2.8% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Malayalam at home (2.3% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (2.0% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 6,508 or 374.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 7,257 or 123.4%.

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

  • Punjabi (+1,037 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+768 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+556 persons)
  • Malayalam (+419 persons)

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