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Brighton East

Language spoken at home

In Brighton East, 19% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Brighton East'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.

Brighton East'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
Brighton East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek5283.52.24833.32.3+45
map this data in atlas.idRussian3392.21.32611.81.1+78
map this data in atlas.idItalian2791.81.32701.91.4+9
Mandarin
2641.71.01751.20.6+88
Hebrew
1390.90.31571.10.3-19
French
1140.80.6560.40.4+58
Polish
1120.70.51300.90.5-19
German
1080.70.91030.70.8+4
Cantonese
790.50.4700.50.4+9
Japanese
740.50.41180.80.4-44
Spanish
630.40.4270.20.3+36
Hindi
530.40.2360.20.1+17
Vietnamese
470.30.1120.10.1+35
Arabic
420.30.3330.20.3+9
Portuguese
360.20.1150.10.1+21
Hungarian
350.20.2400.30.2-5
Serbian
340.20.2220.20.1+11
Croatian
290.20.2240.20.2+6
Dutch
280.20.2290.20.20
Korean
280.20.1240.20.1+3
Yiddish
280.20.1450.30.1-16
Afrikaans
260.20.2100.10.1+16
Chinese, nfd
250.20.130.00.0+22
Sinhalese
230.10.170.00.1+16
Indonesian
230.20.1190.10.1+4
Turkish
210.10.2260.20.2-5
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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
Brighton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,69177.382.411,44178.583.3+250
Non-English total2,80718.613.32,39416.412.1+413
Not stated6194.14.37365.14.7-117

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 Greek, City of Bayside: 2.2% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Italian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 1.0% Hebrew, City of Bayside: 0.3% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% German, City of Bayside: 0.9% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Japanese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Greek, Brighton East: 3.5% Russian, Brighton East: 2.2% Italian, Brighton East: 1.8% Mandarin, Brighton East: 1.7% Hebrew, Brighton East: 0.9% French, Brighton East: 0.8% Polish, Brighton East: 0.7% German, Brighton East: 0.7% Cantonese, Brighton East: 0.5% Japanese, Brighton East: 0.5%
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 Greek, Brighton East: +45 Russian, Brighton East: +78 Italian, Brighton East: +9 Mandarin, Brighton East: +88 Hebrew, Brighton East: -19 French, Brighton East: +58 Polish, Brighton East: -19 German, Brighton East: +4 Cantonese, Brighton East: +9 Japanese, Brighton East: -44
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 Brighton East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 77.3% of the population spoke English only, and 18.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 82.4% and 13.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Brighton East was Greek, with 3.5% of the population, or 528 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Brighton East and City of Bayside in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (3.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 413 or 17.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 250 or 2.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Brighton East between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+88 persons)
  • Russian (+78 persons)
  • French (+58 persons)

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