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Shire of Plantagenet

Language spoken at home

In the Shire of Plantagenet, 5% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Persian/Dari481.00.0220.50.0+26
German400.80.3320.70.3+8
Afrikaans250.50.540.10.2+21

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,33888.984.54,05290.486.6+286
Non-English total2334.87.21603.65.5+73
Not stated3116.48.32706.07.9+41

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 Persian/Dari, Regional WA: 0.0% German, Regional WA: 0.3% Afrikaans, Regional WA: 0.5% Persian/Dari, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.0% German, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.8% Afrikaans, Shire of Plantagenet: 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 Persian/Dari, Shire of Plantagenet: +26 German, Shire of Plantagenet: +8 Afrikaans, Shire of Plantagenet: +21
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 the Shire of Plantagenet in 2011 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, 88.9% of the population spoke English only, and 4.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 84.5% and 7.2% respectively for Regional WA.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Shire of Plantagenet was Persian/Dari, with 1.0% of the population, or 48 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 73 or 45.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 286 or 7.1%.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Plantagenet between 2006 and 2011.

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