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Language spoken at home

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In the Shire of Plantagenet, 6% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Persian/Dari1082.10.1481.00.0+60
German360.70.3400.80.3-4
Afrikaans310.60.5250.50.5+6
Filipino/Tagalog150.31.0180.40.6-3
Italian120.20.5180.40.6-6
Spanish110.20.130.10.1+8

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 Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only4,29384.681.74,33888.984.5-45
Non-English total2885.78.32334.87.2+55
Not stated4959.810.03116.48.3+184

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 Persian/Dari, Regional WA: 0.1% German, Regional WA: 0.3% Afrikaans, Regional WA: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional WA: 1.0% Italian, Regional WA: 0.5% Spanish, Regional WA: 0.1% Persian/Dari, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.1% German, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.7% Afrikaans, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.3% Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.2% Spanish, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.2%
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 Persian/Dari, Shire of Plantagenet: +60 German, Shire of Plantagenet: -4 Afrikaans, Shire of Plantagenet: +6 Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Plantagenet: -3 Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: -6 Spanish, Shire of Plantagenet: +8
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 the Shire of Plantagenet 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, 84.6% of the population spoke English only, and 5.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 81.7% and 8.3% respectively for Regional WA.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Shire of Plantagenet was Persian/Dari, with 2.1% of the population, or 108 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Persian/Dari at home (2.1% compared to 0.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 55 or 23.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 45 or 1.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in the Shire of Plantagenet between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Persian/Dari (+60 persons)

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