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Keilor District

Language spoken at home

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In Keilor District, 27% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Keilor District'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 District'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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian8988.82.51,01010.03.2-112
Greek
3703.62.74124.13.2-42
Croatian
2112.11.82352.32.2-24
Arabic
1581.52.21621.62.3-4
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1261.216.21421.414.2-16
map this data in atlas.idMaltese860.82.6930.93.3-7
Macedonian
860.82.41291.32.9-43
Serbian
780.80.8740.71.0+4
Cantonese
750.72.1750.72.40
Spanish
730.71.5570.61.6+16
Turkish
680.71.2550.51.5+13
Mandarin
460.51.5730.71.1-27
Assyrian/Aramaic
440.40.2500.50.1-6
Polish
390.40.7500.50.9-11
Hindi
380.41.2360.41.0+2
German
370.40.2480.50.3-11
Sinhalese
340.30.5220.20.5+12
Albanian
330.30.5180.20.5+15
Filipino/Tagalog
310.32.7380.42.7-7
Punjabi
190.22.9100.12.3+9
Portuguese
150.10.2160.20.2-1
Tamil
130.10.7100.10.3+3
Urdu
120.10.780.10.5+4
Romanian
110.10.130.00.2+8
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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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
6,99468.535.76,78666.937.9+208
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,77127.158.43,02629.956.2-255
Not stated
4494.45.93243.25.9+125

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% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Italian, Keilor District: 8.8% Greek, Keilor District: 3.6% Croatian, Keilor District: 2.1% Arabic, Keilor District: 1.5% Vietnamese, Keilor District: 1.2% Maltese, Keilor District: 0.8% Macedonian, Keilor District: 0.8% Serbian, Keilor District: 0.8% Cantonese, Keilor District: 0.7% Spanish, Keilor District: 0.7%
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 District: -112 Greek, Keilor District: -42 Croatian, Keilor District: -24 Arabic, Keilor District: -4 Vietnamese, Keilor District: -16 Maltese, Keilor District: -7 Macedonian, Keilor District: -43 Serbian, Keilor District: +4 Cantonese, Keilor District: 0 Spanish, Keilor District: +16
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 District 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, 68.5% of the population spoke English only, and 27.1% 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 District was Italian, with 8.8% of the population, or 898 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Keilor District and City of Brimbank in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (8.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (0.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.3% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 255 or 8.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 208 or 3.1%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Keilor District between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Italian (-112 persons)

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