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Templestowe Lower

Language spoken at home

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In Templestowe Lower, 42% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Templestowe Lower'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.

Templestowe Lower'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
Templestowe Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
1,2209.110.78016.16.2+419
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,1958.96.11,32210.17.1-127
map this data in atlas.idCantonese8086.08.18316.37.9-24
map this data in atlas.idItalian7235.44.27615.85.1-38
map this data in atlas.idArabic2461.81.62341.81.6+12
Persian/Dari
2391.81.91361.01.1+102
Vietnamese
1020.80.6860.70.6+16
Macedonian
750.60.5990.80.5-23
Korean
720.50.8710.50.7+1
Hindi
560.40.7520.40.5+4
Spanish
550.40.3550.40.30
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
450.30.4420.30.4+3
Indonesian
430.30.4330.30.3+10
German
420.30.3680.50.4-26
Croatian
390.30.3550.40.4-15
Sinhalese
380.30.2360.30.3+2
Russian
370.30.1220.20.1+16
Japanese
330.20.2300.20.2+2
Filipino/Tagalog
320.20.2320.30.20
Tamil
290.20.3140.10.3+15
Hungarian
240.20.1170.10.1+6
Urdu
230.20.3110.10.2+13
Wu
220.20.1130.10.1+9
Turkish
220.20.2390.30.3-17
Romanian
210.20.1180.10.1+4
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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
Templestowe Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only7,22353.953.67,22855.058.3-5
Non-English total5,59641.742.55,38541.038.8+212
Not stated5864.43.95324.12.9+54

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 Mandarin, City of Manningham: 10.7% Greek, City of Manningham: 6.1% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 8.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 4.2% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.9% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.8% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.7% Mandarin, Templestowe Lower: 9.1% Greek, Templestowe Lower: 8.9% Cantonese, Templestowe Lower: 6.0% Italian, Templestowe Lower: 5.4% Arabic, Templestowe Lower: 1.8% Persian/Dari, Templestowe Lower: 1.8% Vietnamese, Templestowe Lower: 0.8% Macedonian, Templestowe Lower: 0.6% Korean, Templestowe Lower: 0.5% Hindi, Templestowe Lower: 0.4%
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 Mandarin, Templestowe Lower: +419 Greek, Templestowe Lower: -127 Cantonese, Templestowe Lower: -24 Italian, Templestowe Lower: -38 Arabic, Templestowe Lower: +12 Persian/Dari, Templestowe Lower: +102 Vietnamese, Templestowe Lower: +16 Macedonian, Templestowe Lower: -23 Korean, Templestowe Lower: +1 Hindi, Templestowe Lower: +4
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 Templestowe Lower in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar 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, 53.9% of the population spoke English only, and 41.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 53.6% and 42.5% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Templestowe Lower was Mandarin, with 9.1% of the population, or 1,220 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Templestowe Lower and City of Manningham in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (5.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (9.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 211 or 3.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 5 or 0.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Templestowe Lower between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+419 persons)
  • Greek (-127 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+102 persons)

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