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Narre Warren

Language spoken at home

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In Narre Warren, 35% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Narre Warren'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.

Narre Warren'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
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari1,0233.83.96332.42.2+390
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese8243.03.05632.22.3+261
Mandarin
5952.21.93231.21.3+272
Punjabi
5071.92.22681.01.0+239
map this data in atlas.idArabic4461.61.54011.61.4+45
Hindi
3591.31.63041.21.3+55
Spanish
3271.21.13521.41.3-25
Italian
2971.10.92931.11.1+4
Romanian
2721.00.61920.70.7+80
Tamil
2701.01.42210.90.9+49
Filipino/Tagalog
2691.01.31700.71.1+99
Greek
2510.90.82300.90.9+21
Serbian
2350.90.91990.81.0+36
Pashto
2310.90.52100.80.4+21
Samoan
2300.90.91610.60.7+69
Hakka
2190.80.32280.90.3-9
Cantonese
2120.80.61440.60.6+68
French
2000.70.72270.90.9-27
Urdu
1950.70.6960.40.4+99
Croatian
1900.70.41880.70.6+2
Polish
1830.70.52100.80.6-27
Khmer
1770.70.81900.70.7-13
Malayalam
1770.71.0840.30.6+93
Vietnamese
1740.60.71610.60.7+13
Hungarian
1160.40.41270.50.4-11
Indonesian
840.30.3740.30.3+10
Turkish
830.30.51080.40.6-25
Bosnian
760.30.2780.30.2-2
Gujarati
650.20.4150.10.1+50
German
590.20.21040.40.3-45
Russian
570.20.2560.20.3+1
Bengali
550.20.2320.10.1+23
Macedonian
530.20.1390.20.2+14
Dutch
450.20.2750.30.2-30
Nuer
400.10.2190.10.1+21
Korean
390.10.2230.10.1+16
Armenian
380.10.1530.20.1-15
Afrikaans
370.10.2520.20.2-15
Portuguese
350.10.1390.20.1-4
Telugu
350.10.3460.20.2-11
Non-verbal so described
350.10.2580.20.2-23
Marathi
340.10.1350.10.1-1
Maltese
330.10.1360.10.1-3
Assyrian/Aramaic
320.10.1110.00.1+21
Malay
280.10.1340.10.1-6
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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
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
16,52661.159.217,25066.766.5-724
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total9,42434.835.87,69029.729.9+1,734
Not stated
1,1074.14.99203.63.6+187

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 Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 3.9% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.0% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.9% Punjabi, City of Casey: 2.2% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.5% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.6% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.1% Italian, City of Casey: 0.9% Romanian, City of Casey: 0.6% Tamil, City of Casey: 1.4% Persian/Dari, Narre Warren: 3.8% Sinhalese, Narre Warren: 3.0% Mandarin, Narre Warren: 2.2% Punjabi, Narre Warren: 1.9% Arabic, Narre Warren: 1.6% Hindi, Narre Warren: 1.3% Spanish, Narre Warren: 1.2% Italian, Narre Warren: 1.1% Romanian, Narre Warren: 1.0% Tamil, Narre Warren: 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 Persian/Dari, Narre Warren: +390 Sinhalese, Narre Warren: +261 Mandarin, Narre Warren: +272 Punjabi, Narre Warren: +239 Arabic, Narre Warren: +45 Hindi, Narre Warren: +55 Spanish, Narre Warren: -25 Italian, Narre Warren: +4 Romanian, Narre Warren: +80 Tamil, Narre Warren: +49
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 Narre Warren 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, 61.1% of the population spoke English only, and 34.8% 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 Narre Warren was Persian/Dari, with 3.8% of the population, or 1,023 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Narre Warren and City of Casey in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,734 or 22.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 724 or 4.2%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+390 persons)
  • Mandarin (+272 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+261 persons)
  • Punjabi (+239 persons)

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