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Rowville (North)

Language spoken at home

In Rowville (North), 24% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Rowville (North)'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 (North)'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 (North) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2423.12.61341.71.4+108
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2102.62.71832.42.4+26
map this data in atlas.idItalian1201.51.41461.91.5-25
Greek
1181.51.31131.51.4+5
map this data in atlas.idArabic941.20.81061.40.8-12
Sinhalese
941.21.0911.20.6+3
Vietnamese
911.10.7670.90.6+24
Hindi
740.90.7420.50.5+32
Tamil
620.80.7430.60.5+19
Spanish
570.70.5480.60.4+9
Filipino/Tagalog
560.70.6620.80.5-6
Punjabi
540.70.4300.40.2+24
Polish
500.60.4700.90.5-20
Indonesian
440.60.3140.20.2+30
Hungarian
410.50.3460.60.3-5
Persian/Dari
290.40.4260.30.4+3
Croatian
270.30.2430.60.3-16
German
260.30.8170.20.9+9
Urdu
250.30.1120.20.1+13
Khmer
220.30.3230.30.3-1
Afrikaans
210.30.2130.20.1+8
French
200.30.2260.30.2-5
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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 (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,90974.576.45,90776.279.2+1
Non-English total1,87723.721.11,60720.717.7+270
Not stated1501.92.52373.13.1-87

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% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.0% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.8% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.7% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.7% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Spanish, City of Knox: 0.5% Mandarin, Rowville (North): 3.1% Cantonese, Rowville (North): 2.6% Italian, Rowville (North): 1.5% Greek, Rowville (North): 1.5% Sinhalese, Rowville (North): 1.2% Arabic, Rowville (North): 1.2% Vietnamese, Rowville (North): 1.1% Hindi, Rowville (North): 0.9% Tamil, Rowville (North): 0.8% Spanish, Rowville (North): 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 (North): +108 Cantonese, Rowville (North): +26 Italian, Rowville (North): -25 Greek, Rowville (North): +5 Sinhalese, Rowville (North): +3 Arabic, Rowville (North): -12 Vietnamese, Rowville (North): +24 Hindi, Rowville (North): +32 Tamil, Rowville (North): +19 Spanish, Rowville (North): +9
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 (North) 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, 74.5% of the population spoke English only, and 23.7% 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 (North) was Mandarin, with 3.1% of the population, or 242 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Rowville (North) 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 270 or 16.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2 or 0.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Rowville (North) between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+108 persons)

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