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Rowville (Central)

Language spoken at home

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In Rowville (Central), 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Rowville (Central)'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.

Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin8935.95.25423.62.6+351
map this data in atlas.idCantonese5183.43.14312.82.7+87
Greek
2962.01.22971.91.3-1
map this data in atlas.idItalian2851.91.23592.41.4-74
Sinhalese
2211.51.31741.11.0+47
map this data in atlas.idArabic2151.40.72571.70.8-42
Hindi
1661.10.91040.70.7+62
Tamil
1290.90.71070.70.7+22
Filipino/Tagalog
1250.80.71380.90.6-13
Persian/Dari
1110.70.61020.70.4+9
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1010.70.31130.70.3-12
Vietnamese
1000.70.81420.90.7-42
Armenian
830.60.1890.60.2-6
Punjabi
810.50.5740.50.4+7
Spanish
740.50.51030.70.5-29
Khmer
690.50.31090.70.3-40
Polish
690.50.4840.60.4-15
Korean
680.50.5540.40.2+14
German
590.40.7520.30.8+7
Indonesian
580.40.4310.20.3+27
Serbian
540.40.2440.30.2+10
Pashto
520.30.1480.30.1+4
Croatian
520.30.2650.40.2-13
Gujarati
470.30.4240.20.3+23
French
380.30.2490.30.2-11
Russian
340.20.2110.10.1+23
Turkish
340.20.1330.20.1+1
Hungarian
320.20.3520.30.3-20
Hakka
260.20.1140.10.1+12
Marathi
260.20.1240.20.1+2
Japanese
220.10.1180.10.1+4
Malayalam
210.10.3170.10.2+4
Chinese, nfd
200.10.1230.20.1-3
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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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
10,09567.271.010,75670.676.4-662
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,46029.725.24,15727.321.1+303
Not stated
4683.13.83292.22.5+139

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 Mandarin, City of Knox: 5.2% Cantonese, City of Knox: 3.1% Greek, City of Knox: 1.2% Italian, City of Knox: 1.2% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.3% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.7% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.9% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Knox: 0.7% Persian/Dari, City of Knox: 0.6% Mandarin, Rowville (Central): 5.9% Cantonese, Rowville (Central): 3.4% Greek, Rowville (Central): 2.0% Italian, Rowville (Central): 1.9% Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): 1.5% Arabic, Rowville (Central): 1.4% Hindi, Rowville (Central): 1.1% Tamil, Rowville (Central): 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Rowville (Central): 0.8% Persian/Dari, Rowville (Central): 0.7%
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 Mandarin, Rowville (Central): +351 Cantonese, Rowville (Central): +87 Greek, Rowville (Central): -1 Italian, Rowville (Central): -74 Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): +47 Arabic, Rowville (Central): -42 Hindi, Rowville (Central): +62 Tamil, Rowville (Central): +22 Filipino/Tagalog, Rowville (Central): -13 Persian/Dari, Rowville (Central): +9
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 Rowville (Central) in 2016 compared to the City of Knox 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, 67.2% of the population spoke English only, and 29.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 71.0% and 25.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Rowville (Central) was Mandarin, with 5.9% of the population, or 893 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Rowville (Central) and City of Knox in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 303 or 7.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 661 or 6.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Rowville (Central) between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+351 persons)
  • Cantonese (+87 persons)
  • Italian (-74 persons)
  • Hindi (+62 persons)

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