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Narre Warren

Language spoken at home

In Narre Warren, 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari6332.42.23851.50.9+248
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese5632.22.33631.41.5+200
map this data in atlas.idArabic4011.61.43441.31.2+57
Spanish
3521.41.33691.41.4-17
Mandarin
3231.21.32360.90.9+87
Hindi
3041.21.32340.90.9+70
Italian
2931.11.13171.21.3-24
Punjabi
2681.01.01070.40.4+161
Greek
2300.90.92430.91.0-13
Hakka
2280.90.32420.90.4-14
French
2270.90.91680.70.8+59
Tamil
2210.90.91240.50.5+97
Polish
2100.80.62130.80.7-3
Pashto
2100.80.41250.50.2+85
Serbian
1990.81.01240.51.0+75
Romanian
1920.70.71130.40.7+79
Khmer
1900.70.71540.60.6+36
Croatian
1880.70.62270.90.7-39
Filipino/Tagalog
1700.71.11560.60.8+14
Samoan
1610.60.7850.30.5+76
Vietnamese
1610.60.71560.60.6+5
Cantonese
1440.60.61140.40.5+30
Hungarian
1270.50.41290.50.5-2
Turkish
1080.40.61160.40.6-8
German
1040.40.31050.40.3-1
Urdu
960.40.4730.30.2+23
Malayalam
840.30.6120.00.1+72
Bosnian
780.30.2810.30.2-3
Dutch
750.30.2830.30.3-8
Indonesian
740.30.3400.20.2+34
Non-verbal so described
580.20.2520.20.2+6
Russian
560.20.3530.20.2+3
Armenian
530.20.1140.10.1+39
Afrikaans
520.20.2520.20.10
Telugu
460.20.2170.10.1+29
Portuguese
390.20.1590.20.1-20
Macedonian
390.20.2380.10.1+1
Maltese
360.10.1230.10.1+13
Marathi
350.10.1190.10.0+16
Malay
340.10.1300.10.1+4
Bengali
320.10.170.00.1+25
Albanian
320.10.2350.10.2-3
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only17,25066.766.518,40571.471.5-1,155
Non-English total7,69029.729.96,14023.823.7+1,550
Not stated9203.63.61,2214.74.7-301

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% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 2.3% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% Punjabi, City of Casey: 1.0% Greek, City of Casey: 0.9% Hakka, City of Casey: 0.3% Persian/Dari, Narre Warren: 2.4% Sinhalese, Narre Warren: 2.2% Arabic, Narre Warren: 1.6% Spanish, Narre Warren: 1.4% Mandarin, Narre Warren: 1.2% Hindi, Narre Warren: 1.2% Italian, Narre Warren: 1.1% Punjabi, Narre Warren: 1.0% Greek, Narre Warren: 0.9% Hakka, Narre Warren: 0.9%
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, Narre Warren: +248 Sinhalese, Narre Warren: +200 Arabic, Narre Warren: +57 Spanish, Narre Warren: -17 Mandarin, Narre Warren: +87 Hindi, Narre Warren: +70 Italian, Narre Warren: -24 Punjabi, Narre Warren: +161 Greek, Narre Warren: -13 Hakka, Narre Warren: -14
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 Narre Warren in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 66.7% of the population spoke English only, and 29.7% 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 Narre Warren was Persian/Dari, with 2.4% of the population, or 633 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Narre Warren and City of Casey in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,550 or 25.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,155 or 6.3%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+248 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+200 persons)
  • Punjabi (+161 persons)
  • Tamil (+97 persons)

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