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Shire of Morawa

Language spoken at home

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In the Shire of Morawa, 3% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The Shire of Morawa'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.

The Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Malayalam101.30.1----0.0--

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
Shire of Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only66488.581.782392.184.5-159
Non-English total222.98.3252.87.2-3
Not stated648.510.0465.18.3+18

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 Malayalam, Regional WA: 0.1% Malayalam, Shire of Morawa: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of the Shire of Morawa in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 88.5% of the population spoke English only, and 2.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 81.7% and 8.3% respectively for Regional WA.

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