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Keilor Downs

Language spoken at home

In Keilor Downs, 51% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Keilor Downs'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 Downs'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 Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6626.414.26035.612.6+59
Greek
6085.93.26415.93.7-33
Macedonian
5104.92.95895.43.5-79
map this data in atlas.idItalian5084.93.25465.03.8-38
Arabic
4294.22.34404.12.2-11
Croatian
4003.92.25114.72.7-111
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2962.93.33553.34.0-59
Turkish
2252.21.53122.91.8-87
Spanish
1711.71.62252.11.9-54
Cantonese
1571.52.41511.42.4+6
Albanian
1211.20.51491.40.6-28
Polish
1041.00.91181.11.2-14
Serbian
1021.01.0960.91.2+6
Filipino/Tagalog
1021.02.7780.72.3+24
Punjabi
940.92.3910.80.6+3
Sinhalese
860.80.5340.30.4+52
Assyrian/Aramaic
740.70.1350.30.1+39
Mandarin
530.51.1540.50.7-1
Dinka
390.40.6250.20.5+14
Bosnian
380.40.7560.50.8-18
Tamil
300.30.3460.40.2-16
Hindi
280.31.0430.40.6-15
French
280.30.130.00.1+25
Hungarian
270.30.1150.10.2+12
Hakka
270.30.6270.20.60
Portuguese
230.20.2240.20.2-1
German
220.20.3320.30.4-10
Tongan
220.20.2100.10.2+12
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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 Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,67145.337.94,83344.640.7-162
Non-English total5,24150.856.25,57551.553.7-334
Not stated4033.95.94223.95.5-19

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Vietnamese, Keilor Downs: 6.4% Greek, Keilor Downs: 5.9% Macedonian, Keilor Downs: 4.9% Italian, Keilor Downs: 4.9% Arabic, Keilor Downs: 4.2% Croatian, Keilor Downs: 3.9% Maltese, Keilor Downs: 2.9% Turkish, Keilor Downs: 2.2% Spanish, Keilor Downs: 1.7% Cantonese, Keilor Downs: 1.5%
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, Keilor Downs: +59 Greek, Keilor Downs: -33 Macedonian, Keilor Downs: -79 Italian, Keilor Downs: -38 Arabic, Keilor Downs: -11 Croatian, Keilor Downs: -111 Maltese, Keilor Downs: -59 Turkish, Keilor Downs: -87 Spanish, Keilor Downs: -54 Cantonese, Keilor Downs: +6
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 Downs 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, 45.3% of the population spoke English only, and 50.8% 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 Downs was Vietnamese, with 6.4% of the population, or 662 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (4.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (4.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.4% 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 334 or 6.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 162 or 3.4%.

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

  • Croatian (-111 persons)
  • Turkish (-87 persons)
  • Macedonian (-79 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+59 persons)

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