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Water Gully Ward

Language spoken at home

In Water Gully Ward, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian7114.32.08715.32.1-160
map this data in atlas.idGreek1961.20.72361.40.8-39
Mandarin
1490.90.6360.20.3+113
map this data in atlas.idArabic1210.70.51190.70.4+2
Polish
1170.70.6840.50.5+33
map this data in atlas.idGerman1160.70.61440.90.7-28
Cantonese
600.40.3420.30.3+18
Russian
540.30.2390.20.2+15
Spanish
540.30.3230.10.2+31
Dutch
490.30.3520.30.3-3
Hungarian
480.30.1360.20.1+12
Korean
390.20.1140.10.0+25
Hindi
320.20.2100.10.1+22
Punjabi
310.20.270.00.0+24
Swahili
300.20.140.00.0+26
Croatian
300.20.2180.10.2+12
Serbian
280.20.1290.20.1-1
Sinhalese
270.20.1160.10.0+11
Filipino/Tagalog
270.20.3300.20.2-3
Kurdish
270.20.2260.20.2+1
Auslan
250.20.1100.10.1+15
Persian/Dari
250.20.2210.10.2+4
Dinka
220.10.1150.10.1+7
Bulgarian
200.10.150.00.0+15
Ukrainian
200.10.1260.20.1-6
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only13,45382.286.513,65683.588.3-204
Non-English total2,41414.810.92,18413.49.0+230
Not stated4913.02.65063.12.7-15

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 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Spanish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Russian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Italian, Water Gully Ward: 4.3% Greek, Water Gully Ward: 1.2% Mandarin, Water Gully Ward: 0.9% Arabic, Water Gully Ward: 0.7% Polish, Water Gully Ward: 0.7% German, Water Gully Ward: 0.7% Cantonese, Water Gully Ward: 0.4% Spanish, Water Gully Ward: 0.3% Russian, Water Gully Ward: 0.3% Dutch, Water Gully Ward: 0.3%
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 Italian, Water Gully Ward: -160 Greek, Water Gully Ward: -39 Mandarin, Water Gully Ward: +113 Arabic, Water Gully Ward: +2 Polish, Water Gully Ward: +33 German, Water Gully Ward: -28 Cantonese, Water Gully Ward: +18 Spanish, Water Gully Ward: +31 Russian, Water Gully Ward: +15 Dutch, Water Gully Ward: -3
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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 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, 82.2% of the population spoke English only, and 14.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.5% and 10.9% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Water Gully Ward was Italian, with 4.3% of the population, or 711 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 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 230 or 10.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 203 or 1.5%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Water Gully Ward between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-160 persons)
  • Mandarin (+113 persons)

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