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Rowville (South)

Language spoken at home

In Rowville (South), 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Rowville (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.

Rowville (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
Rowville (South) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian2842.61.42602.51.5+24
map this data in atlas.idArabic2762.50.82512.40.8+25
Sinhalese
2402.21.02352.20.6+5
Greek
2242.11.32712.61.4-47
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2162.02.61581.51.4+58
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2061.92.72182.12.4-12
Tamil
1491.40.7970.90.5+52
Vietnamese
1251.20.71131.10.6+12
Hindi
1191.10.71041.00.5+15
Polish
1121.00.41121.10.50
Persian/Dari
880.80.4570.50.4+31
Spanish
810.70.5730.70.4+8
German
740.70.8440.40.9+30
Croatian
590.50.2550.50.3+4
Hungarian
580.50.3400.40.3+18
French
570.50.2590.60.2-2
Indonesian
500.50.3330.30.2+17
Armenian
470.40.2530.50.1-6
Punjabi
430.40.4560.50.2-13
Afrikaans
420.40.2220.20.1+20
Filipino/Tagalog
410.40.6820.80.5-41
Romanian
390.40.1310.30.1+8
Macedonian
340.30.1450.40.1-11
Russian
330.30.1320.30.1+1
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
310.30.3250.20.3+6
Khmer
310.30.3390.40.3-8
Malayalam
280.30.2170.20.1+11
Lao
270.20.1240.20.1+3
Korean
260.20.260.10.1+20
Maltese
260.20.190.10.1+17
Hakka
250.20.1260.20.1-1
Bengali
230.20.1240.20.1-1
Burmese
210.20.0180.20.0+3
Malay
210.20.1140.10.0+7
Urdu
200.20.1200.20.10
Dutch
200.20.3220.20.3-2
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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 (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,29167.376.47,16268.479.2+129
Non-English total3,26430.121.13,03729.017.7+227
Not stated2742.52.52702.63.1+4

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 Italian, City of Knox: 1.4% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.8% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.0% Greek, City of Knox: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Knox: 2.6% Cantonese, City of Knox: 2.7% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.7% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.7% Polish, City of Knox: 0.4% Italian, Rowville (South): 2.6% Arabic, Rowville (South): 2.5% Sinhalese, Rowville (South): 2.2% Greek, Rowville (South): 2.1% Mandarin, Rowville (South): 2.0% Cantonese, Rowville (South): 1.9% Tamil, Rowville (South): 1.4% Vietnamese, Rowville (South): 1.2% Hindi, Rowville (South): 1.1% Polish, Rowville (South): 1.0%
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 Italian, Rowville (South): +24 Arabic, Rowville (South): +25 Sinhalese, Rowville (South): +5 Greek, Rowville (South): -47 Mandarin, Rowville (South): +58 Cantonese, Rowville (South): -12 Tamil, Rowville (South): +52 Vietnamese, Rowville (South): +12 Hindi, Rowville (South): +15 Polish, Rowville (South): 0
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 (South) 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, 67.3% of the population spoke English only, and 30.1% 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 (South) was Italian, with 2.6% of the population, or 284 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Rowville (South) and the City of Knox in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (2.5% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (2.6% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (2.2% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 227 or 7.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 129 or 1.8%.

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

  • Mandarin (+58 persons)
  • Tamil (+52 persons)

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