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Wantirna South

Language spoken at home

In Wantirna South, 32% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1,2016.82.71,1936.72.4+8
map this data in atlas.idMandarin9025.12.65042.81.4+398
Greek
3722.11.34202.31.4-48
Tamil
3071.70.72731.50.5+34
Sinhalese
2941.71.01831.00.6+111
map this data in atlas.idItalian2391.31.42631.51.5-24
Hindi
2291.30.71881.00.5+41
Vietnamese
2011.10.71861.00.6+15
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1550.90.31280.70.3+27
Punjabi
1230.70.4870.50.2+36
Latvian
1080.60.11060.60.1+2
map this data in atlas.idArabic1040.60.81120.60.8-8
Indonesian
940.50.3660.40.2+28
Filipino/Tagalog
910.50.6770.40.5+14
German
900.50.8670.40.9+23
Persian/Dari
850.50.4940.50.4-9
Khmer
850.50.3800.40.3+5
Dutch
670.40.3600.30.3+7
Malayalam
630.40.2190.10.1+44
Gujarati
530.30.3110.10.1+42
Marathi
500.30.1440.20.0+6
Korean
500.30.2540.30.1-4
Telugu
480.30.1480.30.10
Serbian
470.30.2440.20.2+3
Hungarian
450.30.3390.20.3+6
Lao
440.20.1370.20.1+7
Spanish
420.20.5570.30.4-15
French
400.20.2240.10.2+16
Malay
380.20.1180.10.0+20
Thai
340.20.1160.10.1+18
Turkish
290.20.1300.20.1-1
Bengali
280.20.1320.20.1-4
Japanese
280.20.1320.20.1-4
Polish
270.20.4410.20.5-14
Croatian
260.10.2450.30.3-19
Chinese, nfd
250.10.1200.10.1+5
Urdu
240.10.140.00.1+20
Afrikaans
230.10.2230.10.10
Romanian
210.10.1280.20.1-7
Portuguese
200.10.1140.10.0+6
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,63865.576.412,40169.179.2-763
Non-English total5,76332.421.15,03628.117.7+727
Not stated3702.12.55002.83.1-130

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 Cantonese, City of Knox: 2.7% Mandarin, City of Knox: 2.6% Greek, City of Knox: 1.3% Tamil, City of Knox: 0.7% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.0% Italian, City of Knox: 1.4% Hindi, City of Knox: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Knox: 0.7% Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), City of Knox: 0.3% Punjabi, City of Knox: 0.4% Cantonese, Wantirna South: 6.8% Mandarin, Wantirna South: 5.1% Greek, Wantirna South: 2.1% Tamil, Wantirna South: 1.7% Sinhalese, Wantirna South: 1.7% Italian, Wantirna South: 1.3% Hindi, Wantirna South: 1.3% Vietnamese, Wantirna South: 1.1% Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), Wantirna South: 0.9% Punjabi, Wantirna South: 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 Cantonese, Wantirna South: +8 Mandarin, Wantirna South: +398 Greek, Wantirna South: -48 Tamil, Wantirna South: +34 Sinhalese, Wantirna South: +111 Italian, Wantirna South: -24 Hindi, Wantirna South: +41 Vietnamese, Wantirna South: +15 Min Nan (incl.Hokkien), Wantirna South: +27 Punjabi, Wantirna South: +36
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 Wantirna 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, 65.5% of the population spoke English only, and 32.4% 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 Wantirna South was Cantonese, with 6.8% of the population, or 1,201 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (5.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Tamil at home (1.7% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 727 or 14.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 763 or 6.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+398 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+111 persons)

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