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Rowville (Central)

Language spoken at home

In Rowville (Central), 27% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin5423.62.63572.31.4+185
map this data in atlas.idCantonese4312.82.74552.92.4-24
map this data in atlas.idItalian3592.41.43632.31.5-4
Greek
2971.91.33162.01.4-19
map this data in atlas.idArabic2571.70.82851.80.8-28
Sinhalese
1741.11.01200.80.6+54
Vietnamese
1420.90.71450.90.6-3
Filipino/Tagalog
1380.90.61330.90.5+5
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1130.70.3860.60.3+27
Khmer
1090.70.3950.60.3+14
Tamil
1070.70.7920.60.5+15
Hindi
1040.70.7870.60.5+17
Spanish
1030.70.5720.50.4+31
Persian/Dari
1020.70.4800.50.4+22
Armenian
890.60.2750.50.1+14
Polish
840.60.4860.60.5-2
Punjabi
740.50.4510.30.2+23
Croatian
650.40.2790.50.3-14
Korean
540.40.2190.10.1+35
German
520.30.8700.40.9-18
Hungarian
520.30.3610.40.3-9
French
490.30.2550.40.2-6
Pashto
480.30.1340.20.0+14
Serbian
440.30.2670.40.2-23
Urdu
390.30.1240.20.1+15
Turkish
330.20.1270.20.1+6
Indonesian
310.20.3300.20.2+1
Romanian
260.20.1400.30.1-14
Bengali
250.20.1100.10.1+15
Gujarati
240.20.3190.10.1+5
Marathi
240.20.140.00.0+20
Non-verbal so described
230.20.1240.20.1-1
Malay
230.20.170.00.0+16
Chinese, nfd
230.20.1300.20.1-7
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only10,75770.676.411,16671.579.2-410
Non-English total4,15727.321.13,84124.617.7+316
Not stated3292.22.56023.93.1-273

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 Mandarin, City of Knox: 2.6% Cantonese, City of Knox: 2.7% Italian, City of Knox: 1.4% Greek, City of Knox: 1.3% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.8% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.0% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Knox: 0.6% Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), City of Knox: 0.3% Khmer, City of Knox: 0.3% Mandarin, Rowville (Central): 3.6% Cantonese, Rowville (Central): 2.8% Italian, Rowville (Central): 2.4% Greek, Rowville (Central): 1.9% Arabic, Rowville (Central): 1.7% Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): 1.1% Vietnamese, Rowville (Central): 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Rowville (Central): 0.9% Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), Rowville (Central): 0.7% Khmer, Rowville (Central): 0.7%
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 Mandarin, Rowville (Central): +185 Cantonese, Rowville (Central): -24 Italian, Rowville (Central): -4 Greek, Rowville (Central): -19 Arabic, Rowville (Central): -28 Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): +54 Vietnamese, Rowville (Central): -3 Filipino/Tagalog, Rowville (Central): +5 Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), Rowville (Central): +27 Khmer, Rowville (Central): +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 Rowville (Central) in 2011 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, 70.6% of the population spoke English only, and 27.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 76.4% and 21.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Rowville (Central) was Mandarin, with 3.6% of the population, or 542 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Rowville (Central) and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 316 or 8.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 409 or 3.7%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Rowville (Central) between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+185 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+54 persons)

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