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In Brooklyn, French was the commonly spoken language after English in 2013.

Brooklyn's language statistics show the proportion of the population that speaks and understands a language other than English. They are indicative of how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language. Language statistics also provide an indicator for the monitoring of language education programs.

Brooklyn's language data should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent, Country of Birth, and Religion statistics to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which language(s) could you have a conversation about a lot of everyday things?'.

Multi-response

Total population

Languages spoken - Summary
Brooklyn20132006Change
Languages spoken - summaryNumber% of total populationWellington City %Number% of total populationWellington City %2006 to 2013
English only4,70472.269.24,44672.670.5+258
Māori only----0.1----0.1--
Māori and English991.51.5871.41.7+12
Other language combinations1,25719.322.31,21519.821.7+42
No language (too young to talk)1141.81.71352.22.0-21
Not stated / included3395.25.12403.94.0+99

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken - Ranked by size
Brooklyn20132006Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington City %Number% of total populationWellington City %2006 to 2013
English
6,00692.391.45,70693.292.2+300
French
2403.73.02403.93.40
German
1772.71.91412.31.9+36
map this data in atlas.idMāori1652.52.41202.02.2+45
Gujarati
1171.81.11111.81.2+6
map this data in atlas.idSamoan1051.62.21081.82.2-3
Spanish
1051.61.4961.61.2+9
Hindi
961.51.5631.01.2+33
Northern Chinese
841.31.4631.01.2+21
New Zealand Sign Language
811.20.9330.50.5+48
Yue
691.11.6811.31.8-12
Dutch
450.70.6450.70.60
Semitic not further defined
420.61.0240.41.1+18
Greek
390.60.7480.80.8-9
Japanese
360.60.8510.80.8-15
Tagalog
360.61.1240.40.6+12
Italian
300.50.6480.80.6-18
Malaysian
240.40.5300.50.4-6
Russian
240.40.4330.50.4-9
Afrikaans
180.30.5150.20.4+3
Arabic
180.30.6----0.6--
Assyrian
150.20.4----0.5--
Korean
150.20.3----0.3--
Tamil
150.20.3150.20.30
Danish
120.20.1----0.1--
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes languages with fewer than 6 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Languages spoken - Totals
Brooklyn20132006Change
Languages spoken - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington City %Number% of total populationWellington City %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included3395.25.12403.94.0+99
Total population6,513100.0100.06,123100.0100.0+390
Total respondents6,17494.894.95,88396.196.0+291
Total responses8,283127.2130.07,650124.9127.9+633

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken, 2013
Languages spoken, 2013 French, Wellington City: 3.0% German, Wellington City: 1.9% Māori, Wellington City: 2.4% Gujarati, Wellington City: 1.1% Spanish, Wellington City: 1.4% Samoan, Wellington City: 2.2% Hindi, Wellington City: 1.5% Northern Chinese, Wellington City: 1.4% New Zealand Sign Language, Wellington City: 0.9% Yue, Wellington City: 1.6% French, Brooklyn: 3.7% German, Brooklyn: 2.7% Māori, Brooklyn: 2.5% Gujarati, Brooklyn: 1.8% Spanish, Brooklyn: 1.6% Samoan, Brooklyn: 1.6% Hindi, Brooklyn: 1.5% Northern Chinese, Brooklyn: 1.3% New Zealand Sign Language, Brooklyn: 1.2% Yue, Brooklyn: 1.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013 French, Brooklyn: 0 German, Brooklyn: +36 Māori, Brooklyn: +45 Gujarati, Brooklyn: +6 Spanish, Brooklyn: +9 Samoan, Brooklyn: -3 Hindi, Brooklyn: +33 Northern Chinese, Brooklyn: +21 New Zealand Sign Language, Brooklyn: +48 Yue, Brooklyn: -12
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken by the population of Brooklyn in 2013 compared to the Wellington City shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 72.2% spoke English only and 1.5% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 69.2% and 1.6% respectively for the Wellington City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Brooklyn was French, with 3.7% of the population, or 240 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Brooklyn and Wellington City in 2013.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people who spoke Māori, or Māori and English increased by 12 or 13.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 258 or 5.8%.

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2013.

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