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Non-English speakers - Introduction

In 2011, there were 31,569 non-English speakers living in the City of Knox.

The non-English speaking population is the term used for people who speak a language other than English at home. The term does not imply that this population can't speak English, just that English is not their first language or is not the language they use at home conversing with family members.

The non-English speaking population is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on non-English speakers is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Please note that the term Culturally and Linguistically Diverse is an umbrella term which can refer to Birthplace, Language, Ancestry and Religion. It doesn't specifically define any group and so is not used in the communities of interest profile.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Key statistics
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males15,08947.848.612,46648.048.6+2,623
Females16,47452.251.413,51552.051.4+2,959
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,67014.815.14,24316.315.4+427
15 - 24 years3,71511.813.93,05011.714.4+665
25 - 64 years18,95660.057.315,32559.055.9+3,631
65 years or more4,22813.413.73,36913.014.4+859
Total population31,569100.0100.025,987100.0100.0+5,582
Birthplace Top 3--------------
Australia7,91625.127.77,02727.028.7+889
China2,6778.57.61,3775.35.6+1,300
India2,1446.87.11,2244.73.4+920
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after4,22718.227.1--------
Before 200618,21078.569.0--------
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school3691.21.33221.21.2+47
Primary school1,9856.36.01,8757.26.4+110
Secondary school2,1456.85.71,8087.05.9+337
Tertiary (University and TAFE)2,4227.710.01,8417.19.4+581
Other3301.01.72120.81.2+118
Not attending23,49174.471.719,04373.371.4+4,448
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University10,91540.635.27,17833.027.9+3,737
Other post-school3,15811.710.62,73212.610.5+426
No qualification10,93040.647.09,82745.252.5+1,103
Work--------------
Unemployment rate9825.87.97785.78.5+204
Participation rate17,05463.457.713,60662.655.1+3,448
Household income--------------
$599 or less3,61111.717.8--------
$600 to $199913,97445.145.1--------
$2000 or more10,44833.726.6--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children20,97367.856.317,49968.957.6+3,474
Couple without children5,46917.719.34,15316.418.0+1,316
One parent family2,4167.811.02,0538.111.4+363
Group household3721.24.42441.03.9+128
Lone person household1,4214.67.01,2434.97.0+178
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings30,97398.598.625,41198.698.7+5,562
Non-private dwellings4621.51.43581.41.3+104
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned9,64531.129.68,79234.634.8+853
Mortgage16,81854.338.813,39052.737.7+3,428
Renting3,76712.228.32,4879.823.7+1,280
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house28,17391.075.523,72893.476.8+4,445
Medium density2,6128.418.21,5726.217.6+1,040
High density1040.36.000.05.1+104

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state that they speak a language other than English at home are included in the table. If more than one household member speaks a language other than English, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the language question are excluded.