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Language spoken at home

In the City of Bayside, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek2,0472.22.82,0212.33.1+26
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,2111.32.81,2091.43.3+2
map this data in atlas.idRussian1,1951.30.49841.10.4+211
Mandarin
9601.02.55550.61.7+405
German
7880.90.47260.80.4+62
French
5490.60.43630.40.3+186
Polish
4630.50.44750.50.4-12
Cantonese
4060.41.83900.41.8+16
Japanese
3700.40.23760.40.2-6
Spanish
3430.40.72370.30.6+106
Arabic
3110.31.62790.31.5+32
Hebrew
2600.30.12510.30.1+9
Dutch
2070.20.21930.20.2+14
Hindi
2040.20.8940.10.5+110
Serbian
1710.20.41280.10.4+43
Croatian
1670.20.51700.20.5-3
Turkish
1620.20.81610.20.8+1
Afrikaans
1570.20.1840.10.1+73
Hungarian
1430.20.21400.20.2+3
Vietnamese
1280.12.1700.11.9+58
Swedish
1210.10.0870.10.0+34
Portuguese
1070.10.1530.10.1+54
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only75,68582.466.373,25183.368.5+2,434
Non-English total12,20113.329.110,59812.126.0+1,603
Not stated3,9294.34.64,0904.75.6-161

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, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Russian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% German, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% French, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Polish, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Japanese, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 2.2% Italian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 1.0% German, City of Bayside: 0.9% French, City of Bayside: 0.6% Polish, City of Bayside: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Japanese, City of Bayside: 0.4% Spanish, City of Bayside: 0.4%
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, City of Bayside: +26 Italian, City of Bayside: +2 Russian, City of Bayside: +211 Mandarin, City of Bayside: +405 German, City of Bayside: +62 French, City of Bayside: +186 Polish, City of Bayside: -12 Cantonese, City of Bayside: +16 Japanese, City of Bayside: -6 Spanish, City of Bayside: +106
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 the City of Bayside in 2011 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, 82.4% of the population spoke English only, and 13.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% 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 2,047 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 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.4% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,603 or 15.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,434 or 3.3%.

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

  • Mandarin (+405 persons)
  • Russian (+211 persons)
  • French (+186 persons)
  • Hindi (+110 persons)

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