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Cranbourne West

Language spoken at home

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

Cranbourne West'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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
7595.12.21231.41.0+636
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari4873.33.91611.82.2+326
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese4543.13.01461.72.3+308
Hindi
3802.61.61281.51.3+252
Samoan
3022.00.92222.50.7+80
Filipino/Tagalog
2481.71.3820.91.1+166
Tamil
2361.61.41411.60.9+95
Malayalam
2321.61.0841.00.6+148
Urdu
1881.30.6420.50.4+146
Gujarati
1531.00.400.00.1+153
Spanish
1461.01.11081.21.3+38
map this data in atlas.idArabic1170.81.5520.61.4+65
Khmer
1100.70.8400.50.7+70
Mandarin
1090.71.9430.51.3+66
French
880.60.7400.50.9+48
Greek
810.50.8290.30.9+52
Vietnamese
810.50.7440.50.7+37
Māori (Cook Island)
700.50.1630.70.1+7
Turkish
590.40.5240.30.6+35
Cantonese
580.40.6240.30.6+34
Shona
510.30.190.10.1+42
Serbian
460.30.9200.21.0+26
Italian
440.30.9600.71.1-16
Indonesian
400.30.3110.10.3+29
Telugu
400.30.3150.20.2+25
Non-verbal so described
400.30.2210.20.2+19
Kannada
380.30.2230.30.2+15
Dinka
360.20.1190.20.0+17
Thai
320.20.2230.30.1+9
Russian
310.20.2100.10.3+21
Polish
290.20.5270.30.6+2
Romanian
290.20.6170.20.7+12
Marathi
290.20.180.10.1+21
Bosnian
270.20.2150.20.2+12
Portuguese
250.20.1180.20.1+7
Nepali
250.20.100.00.1+25
Māori (New Zealand)
250.20.1220.30.1+3
Nuer
240.20.2130.10.1+11
Croatian
230.20.4250.30.6-2
Afrikaans
210.10.2100.10.2+11
Bengali
210.10.280.10.1+13
German
180.10.2170.20.3+1
Fijian
170.10.060.10.0+11
Macedonian
160.10.190.10.2+7
Hungarian
160.10.4260.30.4-10
Japanese
150.10.100.00.1+15
Auslan
130.10.1200.20.1-7
Burmese
130.10.1120.10.0+1
Malay
120.10.1130.10.1-1
Korean
120.10.250.10.1+7
Swahili
120.10.140.00.0+8
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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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
8,69658.559.26,19170.966.5+2,505
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total5,47136.835.82,22225.429.9+3,249
Not stated
6934.74.93193.73.6+374

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% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Samoan, City of Casey: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.3% Tamil, City of Casey: 1.4% Malayalam, City of Casey: 1.0% Urdu, City of Casey: 0.6% Gujarati, City of Casey: 0.4% Punjabi, Cranbourne West: 5.1% Persian/Dari, Cranbourne West: 3.3% Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: 3.1% Hindi, Cranbourne West: 2.6% Samoan, Cranbourne West: 2.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne West: 1.7% Tamil, Cranbourne West: 1.6% Malayalam, Cranbourne West: 1.6% Urdu, Cranbourne West: 1.3% Gujarati, Cranbourne West: 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 West: +636 Persian/Dari, Cranbourne West: +326 Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: +308 Hindi, Cranbourne West: +252 Samoan, Cranbourne West: +80 Filipino/Tagalog, Cranbourne West: +166 Tamil, Cranbourne West: +95 Malayalam, Cranbourne West: +148 Urdu, Cranbourne West: +146 Gujarati, Cranbourne West: +153
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 West 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, 58.5% 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 West was Punjabi, with 5.1% of the population, or 759 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Cranbourne West 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 Samoan at home (2.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.7% 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 3,249 or 146.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,505 or 40.5%.

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

  • Punjabi (+636 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+326 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+308 persons)
  • Hindi (+252 persons)

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