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Narre Warren South

Language spoken at home

In Narre Warren South, 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Narre Warren South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari1,1434.02.22410.90.9+902
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese7372.62.34831.91.5+254
Spanish
5201.81.34761.91.4+44
map this data in atlas.idArabic4411.51.43001.21.2+141
Hindi
3951.41.32190.90.9+176
Punjabi
3771.31.01300.50.4+246
Filipino/Tagalog
3241.11.12871.10.8+37
Mandarin
2931.01.31410.60.9+152
Italian
2871.01.13231.31.3-36
French
2310.80.91670.70.8+64
Romanian
2310.80.71520.60.7+79
Greek
2170.80.91860.71.0+31
Tamil
2040.70.9900.40.5+114
Pashto
1990.70.4550.20.2+144
Khmer
1730.60.71440.60.6+29
Turkish
1580.60.61470.60.6+11
Serbian
1540.51.01230.51.0+31
Croatian
1320.50.61720.70.7-40
Samoan
1280.40.7870.30.5+41
Cantonese
1150.40.6590.20.5+56
Hungarian
1040.40.41020.40.5+2
Polish
950.30.6980.40.7-3
Hakka
940.30.3730.30.4+21
Urdu
920.30.4530.20.2+39
Malayalam
880.30.6220.10.1+66
Vietnamese
870.30.7700.30.6+17
Indonesian
640.20.3410.20.2+23
Albanian
620.20.2260.10.2+36
Russian
580.20.3610.20.2-3
Nepali
550.20.160.00.0+49
Bosnian
540.20.2310.10.2+23
Afrikaans
540.20.2420.20.1+12
Portuguese
510.20.1520.20.1-1
German
490.20.3510.20.3-2
Non-verbal so described
480.20.2560.20.2-8
Kannada
410.10.2190.10.1+22
Marathi
370.10.160.00.0+31
Thai
370.10.1130.10.1+24
Dutch
350.10.2430.20.3-8
Malay
340.10.1410.20.1-7
Māori (Cook Island)
310.10.1380.10.1-7
Bengali
310.10.1160.10.1+15
Macedonian
310.10.2200.10.1+11
Gujarati
300.10.170.00.0+23
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only19,52568.166.518,79273.671.5+734
Non-English total8,40429.329.95,46421.423.7+2,940
Not stated7252.53.61,2825.04.7-558

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% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Punjabi, City of Casey: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% French, City of Casey: 0.9% Persian/Dari, Narre Warren South: 4.0% Sinhalese, Narre Warren South: 2.6% Spanish, Narre Warren South: 1.8% Arabic, Narre Warren South: 1.5% Hindi, Narre Warren South: 1.4% Punjabi, Narre Warren South: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Narre Warren South: 1.1% Mandarin, Narre Warren South: 1.0% Italian, Narre Warren South: 1.0% French, Narre Warren South: 0.8%
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 South: +902 Sinhalese, Narre Warren South: +254 Spanish, Narre Warren South: +44 Arabic, Narre Warren South: +141 Hindi, Narre Warren South: +176 Punjabi, Narre Warren South: +246 Filipino/Tagalog, Narre Warren South: +37 Mandarin, Narre Warren South: +152 Italian, Narre Warren South: -36 French, Narre Warren South: +64
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 South 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, 68.1% of the population spoke English only, and 29.3% 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 South was Persian/Dari, with 4.0% of the population, or 1,143 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Narre Warren South and the City of Casey in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (4.0% 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 2,940 or 53.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 733 or 3.9%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+902 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+254 persons)
  • Punjabi (+246 persons)
  • Hindi (+176 persons)

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