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Heide Ward

Language spoken at home

In Heide Ward, 42% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Heide Ward'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.

Heide Ward'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
Heide Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek3,2848.87.13,3399.07.3-55
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,7357.45.13,0378.25.7-302
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2,5506.97.92,3406.37.4+210
Mandarin
2,0755.66.21,5364.24.3+539
map this data in atlas.idArabic7932.11.67332.01.6+60
Persian/Dari
4681.31.12650.70.8+204
Macedonian
3100.80.52950.80.6+15
Vietnamese
2590.70.62360.60.5+23
Hindi
2010.50.51420.40.4+59
Korean
1870.50.71310.40.5+56
Albanian
1470.40.21570.40.2-10
Punjabi
1470.40.3960.30.2+52
Spanish
1400.40.31400.40.30
Croatian
1360.40.42020.50.5-66
Turkish
1150.30.31290.30.3-14
Chinese, nfd
1150.30.3670.20.2+48
Tamil
1100.30.31290.30.3-19
German
1070.30.41420.40.5-35
Afrikaans
1010.30.3480.10.2+53
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1000.30.41050.30.3-5
Polish
990.30.2610.20.2+38
Sinhalese
960.30.3770.20.2+19
Serbian
880.20.21040.30.2-16
Indonesian
830.20.3930.30.2-10
Filipino/Tagalog
820.20.2750.20.2+7
Urdu
800.20.2600.20.2+20
Japanese
660.20.2460.10.1+20
French
540.10.2340.10.1+20
Hungarian
490.10.1600.20.2-11
Maltese
450.10.1510.10.1-6
Wu
450.10.1390.10.1+6
Malayalam
440.10.1350.10.1+9
Slovene
430.10.1430.10.10
Dutch
430.10.1450.10.1-2
Romanian
420.10.1340.10.1+8
Non-verbal so described
420.10.1730.20.1-31
Gujarati
400.10.1490.10.1-9
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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
Heide Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only20,34754.758.320,94156.760.7-594
Non-English total15,65942.138.814,71439.835.7+945
Not stated1,1883.22.91,2873.53.6-99

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 Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.5% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Greek, Heide Ward: 8.8% Italian, Heide Ward: 7.4% Cantonese, Heide Ward: 6.9% Mandarin, Heide Ward: 5.6% Arabic, Heide Ward: 2.1% Persian/Dari, Heide Ward: 1.3% Macedonian, Heide Ward: 0.8% Vietnamese, Heide Ward: 0.7% Hindi, Heide Ward: 0.5% Korean, Heide Ward: 0.5%
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 Greek, Heide Ward: -55 Italian, Heide Ward: -302 Cantonese, Heide Ward: +210 Mandarin, Heide Ward: +539 Arabic, Heide Ward: +60 Persian/Dari, Heide Ward: +204 Macedonian, Heide Ward: +15 Vietnamese, Heide Ward: +23 Hindi, Heide Ward: +59 Korean, Heide Ward: +56
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 Heide Ward in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 54.7% of the population spoke English only, and 42.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.3% and 38.8% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Heide Ward was Greek, with 8.8% of the population, or 3,284 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Heide Ward and City of Manningham in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (7.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.9% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 945 or 6.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 594 or 2.8%.

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

  • Mandarin (+539 persons)
  • Italian (-302 persons)
  • Cantonese (+210 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+204 persons)

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