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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 the City of Bayside, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Bayside'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 City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGreek2,0912.22.42,0472.22.8+44
Mandarin
1,9932.14.19601.02.5+1,033
map this data in atlas.idRussian1,2611.30.41,1951.30.4+66
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,2521.32.31,2111.32.8+41
German
7500.80.47880.90.4-38
French
6070.60.45490.60.4+58
Spanish
5010.50.83430.40.7+158
Polish
4430.50.34630.50.4-20
Cantonese
4200.41.74060.41.8+14
Japanese
3930.40.23700.40.2+23
Arabic
2950.31.73110.31.6-16
Hebrew
2870.30.12600.30.1+27
Hindi
2720.31.12040.20.8+68
Dutch
2300.20.12070.20.2+23
Serbian
1950.20.41710.20.4+24
Afrikaans
1920.20.11570.20.1+35
Vietnamese
1760.22.31280.12.1+48
Croatian
1680.20.41670.20.5+1
Portuguese
1650.20.21070.10.1+58
Turkish
1650.20.71620.20.8+3
Hungarian
1480.20.11430.20.2+5
Swedish
1180.10.01210.10.0-3
Punjabi
1050.11.2800.10.7+25
Filipino/Tagalog
1040.10.8710.10.7+33
Thai
1000.10.2850.10.2+15
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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
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only77,87280.262.075,68582.466.4+2,187
Non-English total14,21814.632.312,20113.329.0+2,017
Not stated4,9925.15.63,9294.34.6+1,063

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 Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Russian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% German, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% French, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Polish, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Japanese, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Greek, City of Bayside: 2.2% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 2.1% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Italian, City of Bayside: 1.3% German, City of Bayside: 0.8% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Spanish, City of Bayside: 0.5% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Japanese, City of Bayside: 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 Greek, City of Bayside: +44 Mandarin, City of Bayside: +1,033 Russian, City of Bayside: +66 Italian, City of Bayside: +41 German, City of Bayside: -38 French, City of Bayside: +58 Spanish, City of Bayside: +158 Polish, City of Bayside: -20 Cantonese, City of Bayside: +14 Japanese, City of Bayside: +23
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 City of Bayside in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 80.2% of the population spoke English only, and 14.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.0% and 32.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Bayside was Greek, with 2.2% of the population, or 2,091 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.3% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.4% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,017 or 16.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,187 or 2.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Bayside between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,033 persons)
  • Spanish (+158 persons)
  • Hindi (+68 persons)
  • Russian (+66 persons)

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