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Benalla Rural City

Language spoken at home

In Benalla Rural City, 3% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGerman470.30.3490.40.3-2
map this data in atlas.idItalian440.30.9420.31.0+2
Hindi
290.20.1140.10.0+15
Mandarin
260.20.270.10.1+19
Dutch
210.20.2190.10.2+2

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only12,81293.990.512,73694.191.1+76
Non-English total3902.95.33472.64.7+43
Not stated4413.24.34453.34.2-4

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 German, Regional VIC: 0.3% Italian, Regional VIC: 0.9% Hindi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Mandarin, Regional VIC: 0.2% Dutch, Regional VIC: 0.2% German, Benalla Rural City: 0.3% Italian, Benalla Rural City: 0.3% Hindi, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Mandarin, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Dutch, Benalla Rural City: 0.2%
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 German, Benalla Rural City: -2 Italian, Benalla Rural City: +2 Hindi, Benalla Rural City: +15 Mandarin, Benalla Rural City: +19 Dutch, Benalla Rural City: +2
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 Benalla Rural City in 2011 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, 93.9% of the population spoke English only, and 2.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 90.5% and 5.3% 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 47 people speaking this language at home.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 43 or 12.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 76 or 0.6%.

There were no major differences in Benalla Rural City between 2006 and 2011.

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