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Benalla Rural City

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Benalla Rural City, 3% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Benalla Rural City'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.

Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGerman390.30.2470.30.3-8
map this data in atlas.idItalian330.20.7440.30.9-11
Mandarin
320.20.5260.20.2+6
Filipino/Tagalog
220.20.3110.10.2+11

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
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
12,35289.086.612,81293.990.5-460
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4012.96.03902.95.3+11
Not stated
1,1218.17.44413.24.3+680

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 German, Regional VIC: 0.2% Italian, Regional VIC: 0.7% Mandarin, Regional VIC: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional VIC: 0.3% German, Benalla Rural City: 0.3% Italian, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Mandarin, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Benalla Rural City: 0.2%
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 German, Benalla Rural City: -8 Italian, Benalla Rural City: -11 Mandarin, Benalla Rural City: +6 Filipino/Tagalog, Benalla Rural City: +11
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 Benalla Rural City in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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, 89.0% of the population spoke English only, and 2.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.6% and 6.0% respectively for Regional VIC.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Benalla Rural City was German, with 0.3% of the population, or 39 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 11 or 2.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 460 or 3.6%.

There were no major differences in Benalla Rural City between 2011 and 2016.

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