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Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

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

South Gippsland Shire'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.

South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian2490.90.72901.10.9-41
map this data in atlas.idGerman940.30.21160.40.3-22
Dutch
770.30.2920.30.2-15
Malayalam
650.20.1200.10.1+45
Mandarin
390.10.5150.10.2+24
Filipino/Tagalog
350.10.3270.10.2+8
Greek
320.10.2290.10.2+3

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
South Gippsland Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only25,51088.986.625,28292.990.5+228
Non-English total9593.36.09503.55.3+9
Not stated2,2127.77.49813.64.3+1,231

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, Regional VIC: 0.7% German, Regional VIC: 0.2% Dutch, Regional VIC: 0.2% Malayalam, Regional VIC: 0.1% Mandarin, Regional VIC: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional VIC: 0.3% Greek, Regional VIC: 0.2% Italian, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% German, South Gippsland Shire: 0.3% Dutch, South Gippsland Shire: 0.3% Malayalam, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% Mandarin, South Gippsland Shire: 0.1% Filipino/Tagalog, South Gippsland Shire: 0.1% Greek, South Gippsland Shire: 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, South Gippsland Shire: -41 German, South Gippsland Shire: -22 Dutch, South Gippsland Shire: -15 Malayalam, South Gippsland Shire: +45 Mandarin, South Gippsland Shire: +24 Filipino/Tagalog, South Gippsland Shire: +8 Greek, South Gippsland Shire: +3
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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 3.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.6% and 6.0% respectively for Regional VIC.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in South Gippsland Shire was Italian, with 0.9% of the population, or 249 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 9 or 0.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 228 or 0.9%.

There were no major differences in South Gippsland Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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