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Language spoken at home

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In Keilor, 22% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Keilor - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian3225.62.53586.23.2-36
Greek
1783.12.71953.43.2-17
Croatian
1242.21.81242.22.20
Arabic
731.32.2741.32.30
Serbian
581.00.8520.91.0+6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese551.016.2691.214.2-15
Turkish
520.91.2360.61.5+17
Cantonese
470.82.1370.62.4+10
Macedonian
450.82.4811.42.9-37
map this data in atlas.idMaltese350.62.6300.53.3+4
Spanish
290.51.5190.31.6+10
Albanian
250.40.5100.20.5+15
Filipino/Tagalog
250.42.7230.42.7+2
Polish
240.40.7320.60.9-8
Mandarin
230.41.5450.81.1-22
German
210.40.2340.60.3-13
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only4,24773.935.74,18372.237.9+64
Non-English total1,27722.258.41,39724.156.2-119
Not stated2193.85.92153.75.9+4

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 Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Italian, Keilor: 5.6% Greek, Keilor: 3.1% Croatian, Keilor: 2.2% Arabic, Keilor: 1.3% Serbian, Keilor: 1.0% Vietnamese, Keilor: 1.0% Turkish, Keilor: 0.9% Cantonese, Keilor: 0.8% Macedonian, Keilor: 0.8% Maltese, Keilor: 0.6%
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 Italian, Keilor: -36 Greek, Keilor: -17 Croatian, Keilor: 0 Arabic, Keilor: 0 Serbian, Keilor: +6 Vietnamese, Keilor: -15 Turkish, Keilor: +17 Cantonese, Keilor: +10 Macedonian, Keilor: -37 Maltese, Keilor: +4
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 Keilor 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, 73.9% of the population spoke English only, and 22.2% 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 Keilor was Italian, with 5.6% of the population, or 322 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (5.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Maltese at home (0.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 120 or 8.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 64 or 1.5%.

There were no major differences in Keilor between 2011 and 2016.

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