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Wantirna South

Language spoken at home

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In Wantirna South, 39% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Wantirna 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.

Wantirna 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.

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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2,25511.85.29015.12.6+1,354
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1,3367.03.11,2016.82.7+135
Sinhalese
3591.91.32931.71.0+66
Hindi
3231.70.92281.30.7+95
Greek
3041.61.23722.11.3-68
Tamil
2961.60.73061.70.7-11
map this data in atlas.idItalian2261.21.22391.31.4-12
Vietnamese
1901.00.82001.10.7-10
Korean
1540.80.5500.30.2+104
Indonesian
1510.80.4930.50.3+58
Punjabi
1250.70.51230.70.4+2
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1170.60.31550.90.3-37
map this data in atlas.idArabic1170.60.71040.60.8+13
Persian/Dari
1040.50.6840.50.4+20
Filipino/Tagalog
940.50.7900.50.6+4
German
840.40.7890.50.8-6
Spanish
840.40.5410.20.5+42
Latvian
770.40.11080.60.1-31
Gujarati
710.40.4520.30.3+18
Khmer
680.40.3850.50.3-17
Malayalam
610.30.3620.40.2-1
Telugu
460.20.1470.30.1-2
Marathi
380.20.1500.30.1-12
Malay
380.20.1380.20.10
Polish
350.20.4270.20.4+8
Urdu
340.20.1230.10.1+10
Dutch
330.20.2660.40.3-33
Russian
320.20.2170.10.1+15
Thai
320.20.2340.20.1-1
French
300.20.2390.20.2-10
Japanese
290.20.1270.20.1+1
Bengali
260.10.1280.20.1-2
Lao
260.10.1440.20.1-18
Afrikaans
250.10.1230.10.2+2
Serbian
250.10.2470.30.2-22
Hakka
230.10.1110.10.1+12
Tongan
230.10.000.00.0+23
Romanian
230.10.1210.10.1+2
Kannada
220.10.190.10.0+13
Armenian
220.10.1170.10.2+6
Chinese, nfd
210.10.1250.10.1-4
Portuguese
190.10.1190.10.1-1
Turkish
150.10.1290.20.1-14
Auslan
150.10.160.00.1+8
Macedonian
150.10.1130.10.1+2
Maltese
140.10.1180.10.1-4
Croatian
100.10.2250.10.2-16
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
11,16558.571.011,63765.576.4-472
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total7,39138.725.25,76332.421.1+1,628
Not stated
5382.83.83692.12.5+169

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% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.3% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.9% Greek, City of Knox: 1.2% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Italian, City of Knox: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.8% Korean, City of Knox: 0.5% Indonesian, City of Knox: 0.4% Mandarin, Wantirna South: 11.8% Cantonese, Wantirna South: 7.0% Sinhalese, Wantirna South: 1.9% Hindi, Wantirna South: 1.7% Greek, Wantirna South: 1.6% Tamil, Wantirna South: 1.6% Italian, Wantirna South: 1.2% Vietnamese, Wantirna South: 1.0% Korean, Wantirna South: 0.8% Indonesian, Wantirna South: 0.8%
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 South: +1,354 Cantonese, Wantirna South: +135 Sinhalese, Wantirna South: +66 Hindi, Wantirna South: +95 Greek, Wantirna South: -68 Tamil, Wantirna South: -11 Italian, Wantirna South: -12 Vietnamese, Wantirna South: -10 Korean, Wantirna South: +104 Indonesian, Wantirna South: +58
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 South 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, 58.5% of the population spoke English only, and 38.7% 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 Wantirna South was Mandarin, with 11.8% of the population, or 2,255 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (11.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (7.0% 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 1,628 or 28.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 472 or 4.1%.

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

  • Mandarin (+1,354 persons)
  • Cantonese (+135 persons)
  • Korean (+104 persons)
  • Hindi (+95 persons)

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