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Language spoken at home

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 9% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
3131.20.630.00.3+310
Afrikaans
1880.70.6800.50.5+108
Shona
1260.50.140.00.1+122
Filipino/Tagalog
1230.51.0260.10.6+97
map this data in atlas.idItalian1160.41.41110.61.6+5
Mandarin
1070.42.3330.21.5+74
map this data in atlas.idDutch850.30.2900.50.3-5
Malayalam
790.30.400.00.2+79
French
710.30.4260.10.4+45
Hindi
660.20.500.00.3+66
Persian/Dari
630.20.670.00.4+56
Tamil
630.20.350.00.2+58
Urdu
580.20.330.00.1+55
Swahili
560.20.100.00.1+56
German
520.20.4510.30.4+1
Telugu
450.20.100.00.1+45
Non-verbal so described
420.20.2140.10.1+28
Spanish
400.10.5280.20.4+12
Arabic
350.10.7140.10.7+21
Cantonese
340.11.0200.11.0+14
Thai
330.10.3110.10.2+22
Gujarati
320.10.400.00.3+32
Indonesian
320.10.5200.10.5+12
Malay
300.10.380.00.3+22
Vietnamese
290.11.080.00.9+21
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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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
22,45083.673.516,04990.477.9+6,401
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,4859.320.17564.316.6+1,729
Not stated
1,9157.16.49425.35.5+973

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 Punjabi, Greater Perth: 0.6% Afrikaans, Greater Perth: 0.6% Shona, Greater Perth: 0.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Perth: 1.0% Italian, Greater Perth: 1.4% Mandarin, Greater Perth: 2.3% Dutch, Greater Perth: 0.2% Malayalam, Greater Perth: 0.4% French, Greater Perth: 0.4% Hindi, Greater Perth: 0.5% Punjabi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Afrikaans, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Shona, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Mandarin, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% Malayalam, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% French, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% Hindi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 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 Punjabi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +310 Afrikaans, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +108 Shona, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +122 Filipino/Tagalog, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +97 Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +5 Mandarin, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +74 Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -5 Malayalam, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +79 French, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +45 Hindi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +66
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 83.6% of the population spoke English only, and 9.3% 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was Punjabi, with 1.2% of the population, or 313 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth in 2016 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.4% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,729 or 228.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 6,401 or 39.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Punjabi (+310 persons)
  • Shona (+122 persons)
  • Afrikaans (+108 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+97 persons)

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