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In Highett, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Highett'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.

Highett'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
Highett - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek2553.92.22554.22.30
map this data in atlas.idRussian931.41.3821.31.1+11
map this data in atlas.idItalian741.11.3811.31.4-7
Mandarin
530.81.0410.70.6+13
Polish
470.70.5490.80.5-2
Cantonese
410.60.4430.70.4-2
French
410.60.6290.50.4+12
Arabic
400.60.3440.70.3-4
German
360.50.9320.50.8+4
Serbian
350.50.2160.30.1+19
Croatian
280.40.2340.60.2-7
Turkish
270.40.2260.40.2+1
Hindi
250.40.2100.20.1+15
Japanese
230.40.4290.50.4-7
Spanish
220.30.4230.40.3-1
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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
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,12279.082.44,78878.483.3+335
Non-English total1,07816.613.31,02516.812.1+53
Not stated2884.44.32944.84.7-7

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% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Arabic, City of Bayside: 0.3% German, City of Bayside: 0.9% Serbian, City of Bayside: 0.2% Greek, Highett: 3.9% Russian, Highett: 1.4% Italian, Highett: 1.1% Mandarin, Highett: 0.8% Polish, Highett: 0.7% French, Highett: 0.6% Cantonese, Highett: 0.6% Arabic, Highett: 0.6% German, Highett: 0.5% Serbian, Highett: 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, Highett: 0 Russian, Highett: +11 Italian, Highett: -7 Mandarin, Highett: +13 Polish, Highett: -2 French, Highett: +12 Cantonese, Highett: -2 Arabic, Highett: -4 German, Highett: +4 Serbian, Highett: +19
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 Highett 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, 79.0% of the population spoke English only, and 16.6% 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 Highett was Greek, with 3.9% of the population, or 255 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (3.9% 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 53 or 5.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 334 or 7.0%.

There were no major differences in Highett between 2006 and 2011.

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