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In Keilor, 24% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Keilor'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.

Keilor'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
Keilor - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian3596.23.23475.83.8+12
Greek
1963.43.21873.13.7+9
Croatian
1252.22.21171.92.7+8
Macedonian
821.42.9681.13.5+14
Arabic
741.32.3681.12.2+6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese701.214.2500.812.6+20
Serbian
520.91.0290.51.2+23
Mandarin
450.81.1280.50.7+18
Cantonese
370.62.4601.02.4-23
Turkish
360.61.5550.91.8-19
German
340.60.3300.50.4+4
Polish
320.60.9410.71.2-9
map this data in atlas.idMaltese310.53.3430.74.0-12
Filipino/Tagalog
230.42.7220.42.3+1
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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
Keilor - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,18472.237.94,41473.640.7-231
Non-English total1,39724.156.21,32022.053.7+78
Not stated2163.75.92684.55.5-52

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 Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 14.2% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Mandarin, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Italian, Keilor: 6.2% Greek, Keilor: 3.4% Croatian, Keilor: 2.2% Macedonian, Keilor: 1.4% Arabic, Keilor: 1.3% Vietnamese, Keilor: 1.2% Serbian, Keilor: 0.9% Mandarin, Keilor: 0.8% Cantonese, Keilor: 0.6% Turkish, Keilor: 0.6%
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 Italian, Keilor: +12 Greek, Keilor: +9 Croatian, Keilor: +8 Macedonian, Keilor: +14 Arabic, Keilor: +6 Vietnamese, Keilor: +20 Serbian, Keilor: +23 Mandarin, Keilor: +18 Cantonese, Keilor: -23 Turkish, Keilor: -19
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 Keilor 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, 72.2% of the population spoke English only, and 24.1% 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 Keilor was Italian, with 6.2% of the population, or 359 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (6.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Maltese at home (0.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.4% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 77 or 5.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 230 or 5.2%.

There were no major differences in Keilor between 2006 and 2011.

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