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Berwick - Beaconsfield

Language spoken at home

In Berwick - Beaconsfield, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Berwick - Beaconsfield'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.

Berwick - Beaconsfield'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
Berwick - Beaconsfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idSinhalese9012.02.31160.51.5+784
Mandarin
6171.41.3800.40.9+537
Italian
4371.01.12571.21.3+180
Spanish
3320.71.3930.41.4+239
Hindi
3260.71.3370.20.9+289
map this data in atlas.idPersian/Dari3130.72.2160.10.9+296
map this data in atlas.idArabic3060.71.4420.21.2+263
French
2690.60.9750.30.8+195
Filipino/Tagalog
2610.61.1580.30.8+203
Greek
2420.50.91050.51.0+137
Cantonese
1900.40.6830.40.5+107
Romanian
1820.40.7570.30.7+126
Tamil
1810.40.9380.20.5+144
Malayalam
1770.40.6180.10.1+160
Hungarian
1740.40.4990.50.5+75
Punjabi
1640.41.0100.00.4+154
Polish
1600.40.6740.30.7+87
German
1510.30.3920.40.3+58
Serbian
1450.31.0810.41.0+64
Afrikaans
1350.30.2250.10.1+109
Dutch
1340.30.21250.60.3+9
Croatian
1270.30.6910.40.7+36
Indonesian
1210.30.3170.10.2+104
Russian
1200.30.3350.20.2+85
Urdu
1000.20.400.00.2+100
Turkish
910.20.6240.10.6+67
Vietnamese
770.20.7110.10.6+66
Telugu
710.20.200.00.1+71
Bengali
620.10.1120.10.1+50
Hakka
580.10.350.00.4+53
Japanese
550.10.1160.10.0+39
Portuguese
510.10.1130.10.1+38
Macedonian
510.10.260.00.1+45
Non-verbal so described
500.10.2290.10.2+22
Samoan
490.10.700.00.5+49
Korean
490.10.1170.10.0+32
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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
Berwick - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only35,83079.666.518,60687.071.5+17,223
Non-English total7,70517.129.92,0259.523.7+5,680
Not stated1,4863.33.67633.64.7+724

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% Mandarin, City of Casey: 1.3% Italian, City of Casey: 1.1% Spanish, City of Casey: 1.3% Hindi, City of Casey: 1.3% Persian/Dari, City of Casey: 2.2% Arabic, City of Casey: 1.4% French, City of Casey: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Casey: 1.1% Greek, City of Casey: 0.9% Sinhalese, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.0% Mandarin, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 1.4% Italian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 1.0% Spanish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.7% Hindi, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.7% Persian/Dari, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.7% Arabic, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.7% French, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.6% Greek, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 0.5%
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, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +784 Mandarin, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +537 Italian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +180 Spanish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +239 Hindi, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +289 Persian/Dari, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +296 Arabic, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +263 French, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +195 Filipino/Tagalog, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +203 Greek, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +137
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 Berwick - Beaconsfield 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, 79.6% of the population spoke English only, and 17.1% 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 Berwick - Beaconsfield was Sinhalese, with 2.0% of the population, or 901 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Berwick - Beaconsfield 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 5,680 or 280.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 17,224 or 92.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Berwick - Beaconsfield between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Sinhalese (+784 persons)
  • Mandarin (+537 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+296 persons)
  • Hindi (+289 persons)

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