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In Kealba, 43% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Kealba'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.

Kealba'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
Kealba - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese31810.114.22337.312.6+85
map this data in atlas.idItalian1083.43.21143.63.8-6
Arabic
1023.22.3872.72.2+15
Croatian
922.92.2712.22.7+21
Greek
852.73.21264.03.7-41
Cantonese
742.32.4561.82.4+18
Macedonian
722.32.91003.13.5-28
Spanish
702.21.6842.61.9-14
Filipino/Tagalog
571.82.7331.02.3+24
map this data in atlas.idMaltese561.83.3601.94.0-4
Serbian
321.01.0210.71.2+11
Punjabi
311.02.390.30.6+22
Polish
280.90.9140.41.2+14
Mandarin
220.71.1210.70.7+1
Albanian
210.70.5230.70.6-2
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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
Kealba - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,67252.937.91,70853.640.7-36
Non-English total1,35142.756.21,20737.953.7+144
Not stated1404.45.92698.45.5-129

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Vietnamese, Kealba: 10.1% Italian, Kealba: 3.4% Arabic, Kealba: 3.2% Croatian, Kealba: 2.9% Greek, Kealba: 2.7% Cantonese, Kealba: 2.3% Macedonian, Kealba: 2.3% Spanish, Kealba: 2.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Kealba: 1.8% Maltese, Kealba: 1.8%
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, Kealba: +85 Italian, Kealba: -6 Arabic, Kealba: +15 Croatian, Kealba: +21 Greek, Kealba: -41 Cantonese, Kealba: +18 Macedonian, Kealba: -28 Spanish, Kealba: -14 Filipino/Tagalog, Kealba: +24 Maltese, Kealba: -4
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 Kealba in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 52.9% of the population spoke English only, and 42.7% 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 Kealba was Vietnamese, with 10.1% of the population, or 318 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (10.1% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Maltese at home (1.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (1.0% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 144 or 11.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 36 or 2.1%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Kealba between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+85 persons)

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