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Shire of Murray

Language spoken at home

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

Shire of Murray'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.

Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Italian710.41.4640.51.6+7
Filipino/Tagalog580.31.0260.20.6+32
Afrikaans530.30.6100.10.5+43
German360.20.4330.20.4+3
Thai270.20.3200.10.2+7
Dutch210.10.2350.20.3-14

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 Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only14,89489.373.513,00991.977.9+1,885
Non-English total4682.820.13302.316.6+138
Not stated1,3177.96.48105.75.5+507

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 Italian, Greater Perth: 1.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Perth: 1.0% Afrikaans, Greater Perth: 0.6% German, Greater Perth: 0.4% Thai, Greater Perth: 0.3% Dutch, Greater Perth: 0.2% Italian, Shire of Murray: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Afrikaans, Shire of Murray: 0.3% German, Shire of Murray: 0.2% Thai, Shire of Murray: 0.2% Dutch, Shire of Murray: 0.1%
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 Italian, Shire of Murray: +7 Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Murray: +32 Afrikaans, Shire of Murray: +43 German, Shire of Murray: +3 Thai, Shire of Murray: +7 Dutch, Shire of Murray: -14
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 89.3% of the population spoke English only, and 2.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 73.5% and 20.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Shire of Murray was Italian, with 0.4% of the population, or 71 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Shire of Murray and Greater Perth in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 138 or 41.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,885 or 14.5%.

There were no major differences in Shire of Murray between 2011 and 2016.

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