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Language spoken at home

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In Highett, 18% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGreek2283.32.22563.92.2-28
Mandarin
1181.72.1530.81.0+65
map this data in atlas.idRussian1151.71.3941.41.3+21
map this data in atlas.idItalian650.91.3741.11.3-9
Hindi
610.90.3250.40.2+36
Spanish
550.80.5220.30.4+34
Polish
460.70.5470.70.5-2
French
460.70.6410.60.6+4
German
420.60.8350.50.9+6
Serbian
340.50.2350.50.20
Cantonese
330.50.4410.60.4-8
Japanese
320.50.4230.40.4+10
Punjabi
290.40.180.10.1+21
Turkish
270.40.2260.40.2+1
Arabic
240.40.3400.60.3-16
Vietnamese
200.30.260.10.1+14
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only5,32076.880.25,17379.082.4+147
Non-English total1,25218.114.61,08516.613.3+167
Not stated3555.15.12924.54.3+63

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, City of Bayside: 2.2% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 2.1% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Italian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Hindi, City of Bayside: 0.3% Spanish, City of Bayside: 0.5% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% German, City of Bayside: 0.8% Serbian, City of Bayside: 0.2% Greek, Highett: 3.3% Mandarin, Highett: 1.7% Russian, Highett: 1.7% Italian, Highett: 0.9% Hindi, Highett: 0.9% Spanish, Highett: 0.8% Polish, Highett: 0.7% French, Highett: 0.7% German, Highett: 0.6% Serbian, Highett: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Greek, Highett: -28 Mandarin, Highett: +65 Russian, Highett: +21 Italian, Highett: -9 Hindi, Highett: +36 Spanish, Highett: +34 Polish, Highett: -2 French, Highett: +4 German, Highett: +6 Serbian, Highett: 0
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 Highett in 2016 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, 76.8% of the population spoke English only, and 18.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 80.2% and 14.6% respectively for City of Bayside.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Highett was Greek, with 3.3% of the population, or 228 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 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (3.3% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 167 or 15.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 147 or 2.8%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Highett between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+65 persons)

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