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Kealba

Language spoken at home

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In Kealba, 44% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Kealba - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese39612.516.231810.114.2+78
Arabic
1173.72.21023.22.3+15
Macedonian
963.02.4722.32.9+24
Greek
912.92.7852.73.2+6
Spanish
892.81.5702.21.6+19
map this data in atlas.idItalian882.82.51083.43.2-20
Croatian
742.31.8922.92.2-18
Cantonese
722.32.1742.32.4-2
map this data in atlas.idMaltese411.32.6561.83.3-15
Filipino/Tagalog
391.22.7571.82.7-18
Punjabi
381.22.9311.02.3+7
Samoan
351.10.8160.50.5+19
Serbian
270.90.8321.01.0-5
Assyrian/Aramaic
270.90.2110.30.1+16
Polish
260.80.7280.90.9-2
Turkish
250.81.2110.31.5+14
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
1,67853.035.71,67252.937.9+6
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,40744.458.41,35142.756.2+56
Not stated
812.65.91404.45.9-59

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Vietnamese, Kealba: 12.5% Arabic, Kealba: 3.7% Macedonian, Kealba: 3.0% Greek, Kealba: 2.9% Spanish, Kealba: 2.8% Italian, Kealba: 2.8% Croatian, Kealba: 2.3% Cantonese, Kealba: 2.3% Maltese, Kealba: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Kealba: 1.2%
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 Vietnamese, Kealba: +78 Arabic, Kealba: +15 Macedonian, Kealba: +24 Greek, Kealba: +6 Spanish, Kealba: +19 Italian, Kealba: -20 Croatian, Kealba: -18 Cantonese, Kealba: -2 Maltese, Kealba: -15 Filipino/Tagalog, Kealba: -18
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 Kealba in 2016 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, 53.0% of the population spoke English only, and 44.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 35.7% and 58.4% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Kealba was Vietnamese, with 12.5% of the population, or 396 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (3.7% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (12.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (1.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (1.2% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 56 or 4.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 6 or 0.4%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Kealba between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+78 persons)

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