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Life-stages - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 4.2% of people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton spoke a language other than English at home.

Rockhampton's language statistics show the proportion of the population in the selected age group who speak a language at home other than English, and the main languages spoken. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language at different ages.

Rockhampton's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth as different cultural groups are better analysed through the different topics. For major language groups, Community of Interest profiles are available for that specific language by a range of characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
LanguageNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
English6,73789.785.65,90291.386.9+835
Non-verbal, so described460.60.9981.51.5-52
Bengali240.30.160.10.0+18
Vietnamese240.30.400.00.5+24
German150.20.270.10.2+8
Hindi110.10.2110.20.20
Tamil110.10.100.00.0+11
Tagalog110.10.100.00.1+11
Nepali100.10.000.00.0+10
Afrikaans100.10.260.10.1+4
Arabic100.10.400.00.3+10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes languages with fewer than 10 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Speaks English only6,73789.785.65,90291.386.9+835
Non-English total3194.28.72113.36.8+108
Not stated4566.15.73545.56.3+102

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 English, Queensland: 85.6% Non-verbal, so described, Queensland: 0.9% Vietnamese, Queensland: 0.4% Bengali, Queensland: 0.1% German, Queensland: 0.2% Tagalog, Queensland: 0.1% Hindi, Queensland: 0.2% Tamil, Queensland: 0.1% Nepali, Queensland: 0.0% Afrikaans, Queensland: 0.2% English, Rockhampton: 89.7% Non-verbal, so described, Rockhampton: 0.6% Vietnamese, Rockhampton: 0.3% Bengali, Rockhampton: 0.3% German, Rockhampton: 0.2% Tagalog, Rockhampton: 0.1% Hindi, Rockhampton: 0.1% Tamil, Rockhampton: 0.1% Nepali, Rockhampton: 0.1% Afrikaans, Rockhampton: 0.1%
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 English, Rockhampton: +835 Non-verbal, so described, Rockhampton: -52 Vietnamese, Rockhampton: +24 Bengali, Rockhampton: +18 German, Rockhampton: +8 Tagalog, Rockhampton: +11 Hindi, Rockhampton: 0 Tamil, Rockhampton: +11 Nepali, Rockhampton: +10 Afrikaans, Rockhampton: +4
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland 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, 89.7% of people aged 0 to 4 years spoke English only, and 4.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 85.6% and 8.7% respectively for Queensland.

Other than English, the dominant language spoken at home by people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton was Non-verbal, so described, with 0.6% of the population, or 46 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for people aged 0 to 4 years of Rockhampton and Queensland in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking English at home (89.7% compared to 85.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 108 or 51.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 835 or 14.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • English (+835 persons)
  • Non-verbal, so described (-52 persons)
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