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Cranbourne East

Language spoken at home

In Cranbourne East, 22% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese1551.92.3130.31.5+142
Punjabi
1071.31.030.10.4+104
Malayalam
1011.30.600.00.1+101
Spanish
971.21.3611.51.4+36
Filipino/Tagalog
771.01.1300.70.8+47
Hindi
761.01.3120.30.9+64
map this data in atlas.idArabic720.91.4260.61.2+46
Italian
710.91.1531.31.3+18
Mandarin
620.81.3220.50.9+40
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari570.72.200.00.9+57
Tamil
560.70.980.20.5+48
Khmer
390.50.7120.30.6+27
Samoan
380.50.7421.00.5-4
Māori (Cook Island)
290.40.190.20.1+20
Croatian
280.40.6190.50.7+9
Dutch
280.40.2150.40.3+13
German
280.40.390.20.3+19
French
260.30.9310.80.8-5
Auslan
260.30.100.00.1+26
Kannada
230.30.200.00.1+23
Hungarian
230.30.4250.60.5-2
Greek
220.30.9110.31.0+11
Oromo
220.30.100.00.0+22
Romanian
220.30.7120.30.7+10
Telugu
220.30.240.10.1+18
Pashto
200.30.470.20.2+13
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,88173.966.53,28480.871.5+2,597
Non-English total1,73821.929.958114.323.7+1,157
Not stated3354.23.61994.94.7+136

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 Sinhalese, City of Casey: 2.3% Punjabi, City of Casey: 1.0% Malayalam, City of Casey: 0.6% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 2.2% Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: 1.9% Punjabi, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Malayalam, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Spanish, Cranbourne East: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne East: 1.0% Hindi, Cranbourne East: 1.0% Arabic, Cranbourne East: 0.9% Italian, Cranbourne East: 0.9% Mandarin, Cranbourne East: 0.8% Persian/Dari, Cranbourne East: 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 Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: +142 Punjabi, Cranbourne East: +104 Malayalam, Cranbourne East: +101 Spanish, Cranbourne East: +36 Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne East: +47 Hindi, Cranbourne East: +64 Arabic, Cranbourne East: +46 Italian, Cranbourne East: +18 Mandarin, Cranbourne East: +40 Persian/Dari, Cranbourne East: +57
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 East 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, 73.9% of the population spoke English only, and 21.9% 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 East was Sinhalese, with 1.9% of the population, or 155 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (0.7% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,157 or 199.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,597 or 79.1%.

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

  • Sinhalese (+142 persons)
  • Punjabi (+104 persons)
  • Malayalam (+101 persons)
  • Hindi (+64 persons)

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