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Language spoken at home

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In Wantirna, 32% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Wantirna'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.

Wantirna'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
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,2068.85.25994.42.6+607
map this data in atlas.idCantonese8666.33.17105.22.7+156
Greek
1911.41.22671.91.3-75
Vietnamese
1721.30.81401.00.7+31
Hindi
1491.10.91240.90.7+26
Sinhalese
1461.11.31210.91.0+25
map this data in atlas.idItalian1421.01.21701.21.4-28
Filipino/Tagalog
1180.90.71150.80.6+4
Gujarati
1000.70.4720.50.3+28
Tamil
990.70.7880.60.7+11
Punjabi
940.70.5410.30.4+53
Korean
770.60.5390.30.2+38
Malayalam
710.50.3590.40.2+12
Persian/Dari
690.50.6420.30.4+28
Hungarian
660.50.3930.70.3-27
map this data in atlas.idArabic650.50.7700.50.8-5
Spanish
580.40.5630.50.5-5
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
570.40.3970.70.3-41
Khmer
500.40.3590.40.3-9
Serbian
490.40.2630.50.2-15
Indonesian
460.30.4330.20.3+14
German
450.30.7480.40.8-4
Polish
370.30.4520.40.4-15
Turkish
330.20.1350.30.1-2
Nepali
310.20.1450.30.1-14
Croatian
290.20.2400.30.2-11
Thai
280.20.2180.10.1+10
Russian
230.20.230.00.1+20
Dutch
210.20.2360.30.3-15
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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
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
8,77364.271.09,76171.176.4-988
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,42932.425.23,68526.921.1+743
Not stated
4613.43.82782.02.5+183

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% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.8% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.9% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.3% Italian, City of Knox: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Knox: 0.7% Gujarati, City of Knox: 0.4% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Mandarin, Wantirna: 8.8% Cantonese, Wantirna: 6.3% Greek, Wantirna: 1.4% Vietnamese, Wantirna: 1.3% Hindi, Wantirna: 1.1% Sinhalese, Wantirna: 1.1% Italian, Wantirna: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Wantirna: 0.9% Gujarati, Wantirna: 0.7% Tamil, Wantirna: 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, Wantirna: +607 Cantonese, Wantirna: +156 Greek, Wantirna: -75 Vietnamese, Wantirna: +31 Hindi, Wantirna: +26 Sinhalese, Wantirna: +25 Italian, Wantirna: -28 Filipino/Tagalog, Wantirna: +4 Gujarati, Wantirna: +28 Tamil, Wantirna: +11
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 Wantirna 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, 64.2% of the population spoke English only, and 32.4% 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 Wantirna was Mandarin, with 8.8% of the population, or 1,206 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Wantirna and the City of Knox in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (8.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 744 or 20.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 988 or 10.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Wantirna between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+607 persons)
  • Cantonese (+156 persons)
  • Greek (-75 persons)
  • Punjabi (+53 persons)

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