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Keilor Downs

Language spoken at home

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In Keilor Downs, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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 Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6726.816.26626.414.2+10
Greek
5745.82.76085.93.2-34
Macedonian
4624.72.45104.92.9-48
map this data in atlas.idItalian3944.02.55084.93.2-114
Arabic
3873.92.24294.22.3-42
Croatian
3633.71.84003.92.2-37
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2342.42.62962.93.3-62
Turkish
2002.01.22252.21.5-25
Spanish
1781.81.51711.71.6+7
Punjabi
1391.42.9940.92.3+45
Albanian
1211.20.51211.20.50
Cantonese
1211.22.11571.52.4-36
Sinhalese
1171.20.5860.80.5+31
Serbian
1011.00.81021.01.0-1
Polish
890.90.71041.00.9-15
Filipino/Tagalog
850.92.71021.02.7-17
Mandarin
840.81.5530.51.1+31
Hindi
680.71.2280.31.0+40
Assyrian/Aramaic
540.50.2740.70.1-20
Dinka
350.40.4390.40.6-4
Tamil
330.30.7300.30.3+3
Bosnian
320.30.5380.40.7-6
Urdu
310.30.730.00.5+28
Malayalam
240.20.2190.20.2+5
Samoan
230.20.850.00.5+18
Telugu
200.20.330.00.2+17
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,60446.335.74,67145.337.9-67
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,91449.558.45,24150.856.2-327
Not stated
4164.25.94033.95.9+13

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Vietnamese, Keilor Downs: 6.8% Greek, Keilor Downs: 5.8% Macedonian, Keilor Downs: 4.7% Italian, Keilor Downs: 4.0% Arabic, Keilor Downs: 3.9% Croatian, Keilor Downs: 3.7% Maltese, Keilor Downs: 2.4% Turkish, Keilor Downs: 2.0% Spanish, Keilor Downs: 1.8% Punjabi, Keilor Downs: 1.4%
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, Keilor Downs: +10 Greek, Keilor Downs: -34 Macedonian, Keilor Downs: -48 Italian, Keilor Downs: -114 Arabic, Keilor Downs: -42 Croatian, Keilor Downs: -37 Maltese, Keilor Downs: -62 Turkish, Keilor Downs: -25 Spanish, Keilor Downs: +7 Punjabi, Keilor Downs: +45
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 Downs 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, 46.3% of the population spoke English only, and 49.5% 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 Downs was Vietnamese, with 6.8% of the population, or 672 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (4.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Croatian at home (3.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.8% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 327 or 6.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 67 or 1.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Keilor Downs between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-114 persons)
  • Maltese (-62 persons)

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