City of BrimbankCommunity profile
Skip to content

In Delahey, 60% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Delahey'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.

Delahey'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
Delahey - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese84510.014.294310.812.6-98
Macedonian
4845.72.94965.73.5-12
Filipino/Tagalog
4625.52.74765.52.3-14
Hakka
3384.00.63454.00.6-7
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3003.63.33514.04.0-51
Turkish
2442.91.53273.81.8-83
Arabic
2102.52.32262.62.2-16
Punjabi
1942.32.3901.00.6+104
Greek
1782.13.22152.53.7-37
Croatian
1752.12.22022.32.7-27
Spanish
1662.01.61681.91.9-2
map this data in atlas.idItalian1391.63.21691.93.8-30
Serbian
1251.51.0851.01.2+40
Cantonese
1221.42.41381.62.4-16
Polish
1211.40.91501.71.2-29
Lao
770.90.2810.90.2-4
Hindi
690.81.0440.50.6+25
Mandarin
660.81.1690.80.7-3
Tamil
640.80.3560.60.2+8
Ukrainian
630.70.2420.50.3+21
Albanian
540.60.5740.80.6-20
Sinhalese
540.60.5570.70.4-3
Samoan
380.50.5300.30.3+8
Urdu
370.40.5320.40.2+5
Bosnian
270.30.7470.50.8-20
Show me more!

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
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,94835.037.92,96034.040.7-12
Non-English total5,03259.756.25,31661.053.7-284
Not stated4535.45.94355.05.5+18

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% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Hakka, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Vietnamese, Delahey: 10.0% Macedonian, Delahey: 5.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Delahey: 5.5% Hakka, Delahey: 4.0% Maltese, Delahey: 3.6% Turkish, Delahey: 2.9% Arabic, Delahey: 2.5% Punjabi, Delahey: 2.3% Greek, Delahey: 2.1% Croatian, Delahey: 2.1%
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, Delahey: -98 Macedonian, Delahey: -12 Filipino/Tagalog, Delahey: -14 Hakka, Delahey: -7 Maltese, Delahey: -51 Turkish, Delahey: -83 Arabic, Delahey: -16 Punjabi, Delahey: +104 Greek, Delahey: -37 Croatian, Delahey: -27
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 Delahey 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, 35.0% of the population spoke English only, and 59.7% 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 Delahey was Vietnamese, with 10.0% of the population, or 845 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Hakka at home (4.0% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (5.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (5.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (10.0% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 284 or 5.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 12 or 0.4%.

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

  • Punjabi (+104 persons)
  • Vietnamese (-98 persons)
  • Turkish (-83 persons)
  • Maltese (-51 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...