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Koonung Ward

Language spoken at home

In Koonung Ward, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Koonung 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.

Koonung 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
Koonung Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese3,99210.87.93,58810.17.4+404
Mandarin
3,5999.86.22,2576.34.3+1,342
map this data in atlas.idGreek3,1968.77.13,2769.27.3-80
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,7514.85.11,9925.65.7-241
map this data in atlas.idArabic5401.51.65991.71.6-59
Persian/Dari
4891.31.14071.10.8+83
Korean
4431.20.73140.90.5+129
Vietnamese
3210.90.62660.70.5+55
Hindi
2310.60.51790.50.4+52
Macedonian
1910.50.52090.60.6-18
Croatian
1890.50.42350.70.5-46
Chinese, nfd
1710.50.3770.20.2+94
German
1670.50.41760.50.5-9
Punjabi
1540.40.3540.20.2+101
Spanish
1510.40.31130.30.3+38
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1450.40.41250.40.3+20
Turkish
1380.40.31090.30.3+29
Indonesian
1380.40.31190.30.2+19
Tamil
1240.30.3960.30.3+28
Japanese
1190.30.2730.20.1+46
Serbian
1180.30.21060.30.2+12
Sinhalese
1170.30.3810.20.2+36
Urdu
1080.30.2820.20.2+26
Filipino/Tagalog
960.30.2660.20.2+30
Polish
940.30.21230.30.2-29
Hungarian
730.20.1740.20.2-1
Afrikaans
710.20.3540.20.2+17
French
680.20.2500.10.1+18
Russian
620.20.1590.20.1+3
Non-verbal so described
560.20.1650.20.1-9
Dutch
460.10.1470.10.1-1
Romanian
450.10.1210.10.1+24
Wu
440.10.1300.10.1+14
Slovene
420.10.1650.20.1-23
Maltese
420.10.1600.20.1-18
Malayalam
390.10.1230.10.1+16
Gujarati
390.10.1280.10.1+11
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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
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only17,68048.058.318,26451.460.7-584
Non-English total18,00448.938.815,88344.735.7+2,121
Not stated1,1543.12.91,4204.03.6-266

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 Manningham: 7.9% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.5% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Cantonese, Koonung Ward: 10.8% Mandarin, Koonung Ward: 9.8% Greek, Koonung Ward: 8.7% Italian, Koonung Ward: 4.8% Arabic, Koonung Ward: 1.5% Persian/Dari, Koonung Ward: 1.3% Korean, Koonung Ward: 1.2% Vietnamese, Koonung Ward: 0.9% Hindi, Koonung Ward: 0.6% Macedonian, Koonung 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 Cantonese, Koonung Ward: +404 Mandarin, Koonung Ward: +1,342 Greek, Koonung Ward: -80 Italian, Koonung Ward: -241 Arabic, Koonung Ward: -59 Persian/Dari, Koonung Ward: +83 Korean, Koonung Ward: +129 Vietnamese, Koonung Ward: +55 Hindi, Koonung Ward: +52 Macedonian, Koonung Ward: -18
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 Koonung 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, 48.0% of the population spoke English only, and 48.9% 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 Koonung Ward was Cantonese, with 10.8% of the population, or 3,992 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (9.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (10.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.7% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,121 or 13.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 584 or 3.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+1,342 persons)
  • Cantonese (+404 persons)
  • Italian (-241 persons)
  • Korean (+129 persons)

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