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Water Gully Ward

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Water Gully Ward, 16% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Water Gully Ward'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.

Water Gully Ward'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
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian6754.11.87104.32.0-35
Mandarin
2691.61.21490.90.6+121
map this data in atlas.idGreek1901.20.61961.20.7-6
Punjabi
1520.90.6310.20.2+121
map this data in atlas.idGerman1080.70.51160.70.6-8
Polish
990.60.51170.70.6-18
map this data in atlas.idArabic840.50.51200.70.5-36
Cantonese
790.50.4600.40.3+19
Sinhalese
740.40.3270.20.1+47
Filipino/Tagalog
730.40.4270.20.3+46
Hindi
670.40.4320.20.2+35
Korean
660.40.3390.20.1+27
Spanish
610.40.4540.30.3+8
Gujarati
600.40.3150.10.1+45
Russian
560.30.2540.30.2+2
Persian/Dari
400.20.4250.20.2+15
Afrikaans
370.20.2190.10.2+18
Dutch
370.20.2490.30.3-12
Nepali
320.20.2110.10.0+21
Malayalam
300.20.260.00.1+24
Non-verbal so described
270.20.2160.10.1+11
Vietnamese
240.10.2180.10.2+6
Kurdish
220.10.2270.20.2-5
Hungarian
220.10.1480.30.1-26
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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
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
13,30580.583.813,45282.286.5-147
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,67416.212.62,41314.810.9+260
Not stated
5453.33.54913.02.6+54

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Punjabi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Sinhalese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Italian, Water Gully Ward: 4.1% Mandarin, Water Gully Ward: 1.6% Greek, Water Gully Ward: 1.2% Punjabi, Water Gully Ward: 0.9% German, Water Gully Ward: 0.7% Polish, Water Gully Ward: 0.6% Arabic, Water Gully Ward: 0.5% Cantonese, Water Gully Ward: 0.5% Sinhalese, Water Gully Ward: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Water Gully Ward: 0.4%
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, Water Gully Ward: -35 Mandarin, Water Gully Ward: +121 Greek, Water Gully Ward: -6 Punjabi, Water Gully Ward: +121 German, Water Gully Ward: -8 Polish, Water Gully Ward: -18 Arabic, Water Gully Ward: -36 Cantonese, Water Gully Ward: +19 Sinhalese, Water Gully Ward: +47 Filipino/Tagalog, Water Gully Ward: +46
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 Water Gully Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 80.5% of the population spoke English only, and 16.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 83.8% and 12.6% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Water Gully Ward was Italian, with 4.1% of the population, or 675 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Water Gully Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.1% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 261 or 10.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 147 or 1.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Water Gully Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Punjabi (+121 persons)
  • Mandarin (+121 persons)

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