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In Bulleen, 48% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Bulleen'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.

Bulleen'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
Bulleen - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,39113.05.11,57315.25.7-183
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,06510.07.11,06910.37.3-4
map this data in atlas.idCantonese6766.37.95915.77.4+85
Mandarin
6065.76.24624.54.3+144
map this data in atlas.idArabic1871.71.61851.81.6+2
Vietnamese
1691.60.61381.30.5+31
Macedonian
1031.00.51131.10.6-10
Persian/Dari
830.81.1420.40.8+41
Korean
710.70.7520.50.5+18
Spanish
690.60.3470.50.3+22
Hindi
600.60.5480.50.4+12
Croatian
570.50.4810.80.5-24
Slovene
340.30.1230.20.1+11
Turkish
310.30.3440.40.3-13
Chinese, nfd
290.30.3260.30.2+3
Polish
270.30.2180.20.2+9
Punjabi
270.30.3140.10.2+13
Urdu
250.20.200.00.2+25
Sinhalese
240.20.3190.20.2+6
Filipino/Tagalog
230.20.2210.20.2+2
Non-verbal so described
230.20.1270.30.1-3
French
210.20.290.10.1+12
Gujarati
200.20.1270.30.1-8
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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
Bulleen - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,23749.058.35,07549.160.7+162
Non-English total5,17548.438.84,97648.135.7+199
Not stated2802.62.92912.83.6-10

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 Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Spanish, City of Manningham: 0.3% Italian, Bulleen: 13.0% Greek, Bulleen: 10.0% Cantonese, Bulleen: 6.3% Mandarin, Bulleen: 5.7% Arabic, Bulleen: 1.7% Vietnamese, Bulleen: 1.6% Macedonian, Bulleen: 1.0% Persian/Dari, Bulleen: 0.8% Korean, Bulleen: 0.7% Spanish, Bulleen: 0.6%
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 Italian, Bulleen: -183 Greek, Bulleen: -4 Cantonese, Bulleen: +85 Mandarin, Bulleen: +144 Arabic, Bulleen: +2 Vietnamese, Bulleen: +31 Macedonian, Bulleen: -10 Persian/Dari, Bulleen: +41 Korean, Bulleen: +18 Spanish, Bulleen: +22
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 Bulleen in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 49.0% of the population spoke English only, and 48.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.3% and 38.8% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Bulleen was Italian, with 13.0% of the population, or 1,391 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Bulleen and City of Manningham in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (13.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (10.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.3% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 199 or 4.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 162 or 3.2%.

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

  • Italian (-183 persons)
  • Mandarin (+144 persons)
  • Cantonese (+85 persons)

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