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Sunshine District

Language spoken at home

In Sunshine District, 60% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Sunshine 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.

Sunshine 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.

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
Sunshine District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8,50119.614.27,29418.012.6+1,207
Greek
1,7134.03.21,8884.73.7-175
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,6813.93.31,9474.84.0-266
Cantonese
1,2612.92.41,2563.12.4+5
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,2612.93.21,4553.63.8-194
Punjabi
1,0002.32.32730.70.6+727
Arabic
7491.72.36381.62.2+111
Filipino/Tagalog
7041.62.77101.82.3-6
Macedonian
6901.62.98132.03.5-123
Spanish
6691.51.67501.91.9-81
Mandarin
5751.31.13200.80.7+255
Turkish
5621.31.55491.41.8+13
Polish
5261.20.96851.71.2-159
Hindi
4811.11.03040.80.6+177
Croatian
4771.12.25611.42.7-84
Bengali
2430.60.31130.30.1+130
Dinka
2220.50.63140.80.5-92
Albanian
1960.50.52060.50.6-10
Serbian
1880.41.02450.61.2-57
Nepali
1800.40.2220.10.0+158
Ukrainian
1680.40.22540.60.3-86
Tamil
1640.40.3640.20.2+100
Urdu
1610.40.5370.10.2+124
Amharic
1590.40.31240.30.2+35
Burmese
1580.40.170.00.0+151
Samoan
1550.40.51770.40.3-22
Telugu
1370.30.2670.20.1+70
Sinhalese
1360.30.5830.20.4+53
German
1350.30.31630.40.4-28
Tongan
1290.30.21510.40.2-22
Hakka
1070.20.6920.20.6+15
Karen
1060.20.100.00.0+106
French
1040.20.1550.10.1+49
Somali
1010.20.1720.20.1+29
Tigrinya
930.20.1--------
Persian/Dari
930.20.130.00.1+90
Chinese, nfd
900.20.1530.10.1+37
Thai
890.20.1520.10.1+37
Romanian
760.20.2850.20.2-9
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
740.20.1970.20.1-23
Swahili
730.20.1260.10.0+47
Bosnian
670.20.71110.30.8-44
Non-verbal so described
650.10.2840.20.2-19
Hungarian
600.10.1670.20.2-7
Indonesian
600.10.2150.00.1+45
Portuguese
540.10.2620.20.2-8
Russian
540.10.1490.10.1+5
Chin Haka
530.10.0--------
Gujarati
510.10.1130.00.0+38
Korean
440.10.1220.10.0+22
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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
Sunshine District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only14,28633.037.914,90936.840.7-623
Non-English total26,19960.456.223,23557.453.7+2,964
Not stated2,8696.65.92,3275.75.5+542

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% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Vietnamese, Sunshine District: 19.6% Greek, Sunshine District: 4.0% Maltese, Sunshine District: 3.9% Italian, Sunshine District: 2.9% Cantonese, Sunshine District: 2.9% Punjabi, Sunshine District: 2.3% Arabic, Sunshine District: 1.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Sunshine District: 1.6% Macedonian, Sunshine District: 1.6% Spanish, Sunshine District: 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, Sunshine District: +1,207 Greek, Sunshine District: -175 Maltese, Sunshine District: -266 Italian, Sunshine District: -194 Cantonese, Sunshine District: +5 Punjabi, Sunshine District: +727 Arabic, Sunshine District: +111 Filipino/Tagalog, Sunshine District: -6 Macedonian, Sunshine District: -123 Spanish, Sunshine District: -81
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 Sunshine District 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, 33.0% of the population spoke English only, and 60.4% 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 Sunshine District was Vietnamese, with 19.6% of the population, or 8,501 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (19.6% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (1.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (1.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Croatian at home (1.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,964 or 12.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 623 or 4.2%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,207 persons)
  • Punjabi (+727 persons)
  • Maltese (-266 persons)
  • Mandarin (+255 persons)

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