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Kings Park

Language spoken at home

In Kings Park, 67% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Kings Park'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.

Kings Park'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
Kings Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,61619.514.21,60118.712.6+15
Macedonian
5897.12.96547.63.5-65
Filipino/Tagalog
3223.92.72573.02.3+65
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3113.73.33564.24.0-45
Arabic
2533.02.31812.12.2+72
Cantonese
2392.92.42683.12.4-29
Turkish
2162.61.52512.91.8-35
Spanish
1662.01.62382.81.9-72
Greek
1642.03.21952.33.7-31
Serbian
1411.71.01461.71.2-5
Hakka
1361.60.61661.90.6-30
Croatian
1301.62.22042.42.7-74
Dinka
1221.50.6700.80.5+52
Bosnian
1091.30.71481.70.8-39
Punjabi
1031.22.3340.40.6+69
map this data in atlas.idItalian941.13.21271.53.8-33
Samoan
780.90.5440.50.3+34
Mandarin
710.91.1480.60.7+23
Polish
660.80.9810.91.2-15
Lao
560.70.2710.80.2-15
Albanian
400.50.5490.60.6-9
Amharic
350.40.3200.20.2+15
Sinhalese
290.30.5200.20.4+9
Hindi
260.31.0280.30.6-2
Tamil
250.30.3320.40.2-7
Portuguese
250.30.2260.30.2-1
Hungarian
200.20.1210.20.2-1
Romanian
200.20.2180.20.2+2
Urdu
200.20.5130.20.2+7
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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
Kings Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,23426.937.92,41828.240.7-184
Non-English total5,53066.656.25,64465.953.7-114
Not stated5356.45.95045.95.5+31

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% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Vietnamese, Kings Park: 19.5% Macedonian, Kings Park: 7.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Kings Park: 3.9% Maltese, Kings Park: 3.7% Arabic, Kings Park: 3.0% Cantonese, Kings Park: 2.9% Turkish, Kings Park: 2.6% Spanish, Kings Park: 2.0% Greek, Kings Park: 2.0% Serbian, Kings Park: 1.7%
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, Kings Park: +15 Macedonian, Kings Park: -65 Filipino/Tagalog, Kings Park: +65 Maltese, Kings Park: -45 Arabic, Kings Park: +72 Cantonese, Kings Park: -29 Turkish, Kings Park: -35 Spanish, Kings Park: -72 Greek, Kings Park: -31 Serbian, Kings Park: -5
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 Kings Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 26.9% of the population spoke English only, and 66.6% 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 Kings Park was Vietnamese, with 19.5% of the population, or 1,616 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (19.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (7.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 114 or 2.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 184 or 7.6%.

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

  • Croatian (-74 persons)
  • Arabic (+72 persons)
  • Spanish (-72 persons)
  • Punjabi (+69 persons)

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