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In Cairnlea, 70% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Cairnlea'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.

Cairnlea'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
Cairnlea - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,28825.914.21,37422.112.6+915
Filipino/Tagalog
5556.32.74697.52.3+86
Cantonese
4525.12.43205.12.4+133
Macedonian
3173.62.92433.93.5+75
Bosnian
1962.20.71422.30.8+55
Spanish
1591.81.61302.11.9+29
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1581.83.31131.84.0+45
Turkish
1501.71.51151.81.8+35
Punjabi
1481.72.3450.70.6+103
Croatian
1351.52.2951.52.7+41
map this data in atlas.idItalian1321.53.21111.83.8+21
Hakka
1271.40.6761.20.6+51
Arabic
1151.32.3941.52.2+21
Greek
1141.33.2981.63.7+17
Mandarin
1021.21.1651.00.7+37
Hindi
971.11.0580.90.6+39
Serbian
861.01.0530.91.2+33
Lao
851.00.2440.70.2+41
Polish
780.90.9490.81.2+29
Urdu
620.70.5560.90.2+7
Albanian
590.70.5340.50.6+25
Samoan
520.60.5360.60.3+16
Tamil
470.50.3100.20.2+37
Sinhalese
340.40.5270.40.4+7
Bengali
260.30.3150.20.1+11
Portuguese
250.30.2300.50.2-5
Māori (Cook Island)
210.20.0110.20.0+10
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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
Cairnlea - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,25025.537.91,68827.140.7+563
Non-English total6,17570.056.24,11066.053.7+2,066
Not stated4004.55.94326.95.5-32

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 14.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Bosnian, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Vietnamese, Cairnlea: 25.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Cairnlea: 6.3% Cantonese, Cairnlea: 5.1% Macedonian, Cairnlea: 3.6% Bosnian, Cairnlea: 2.2% Spanish, Cairnlea: 1.8% Maltese, Cairnlea: 1.8% Turkish, Cairnlea: 1.7% Punjabi, Cairnlea: 1.7% Croatian, Cairnlea: 1.5%
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 Vietnamese, Cairnlea: +915 Filipino/Tagalog, Cairnlea: +86 Cantonese, Cairnlea: +133 Macedonian, Cairnlea: +75 Bosnian, Cairnlea: +55 Spanish, Cairnlea: +29 Maltese, Cairnlea: +45 Turkish, Cairnlea: +35 Punjabi, Cairnlea: +103 Croatian, Cairnlea: +41
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 Cairnlea in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 25.5% of the population spoke English only, and 70.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 37.9% and 56.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Cairnlea was Vietnamese, with 25.9% of the population, or 2,288 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Cairnlea and City of Brimbank in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (25.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (6.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (5.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.3% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,065 or 50.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 562 or 33.3%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+915 persons)
  • Cantonese (+133 persons)
  • Punjabi (+103 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+86 persons)

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