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Templestowe Lower

Language spoken at home

In Templestowe Lower, 41% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,32310.17.11,33210.37.3-9
map this data in atlas.idCantonese8326.37.96845.37.4+148
Mandarin
8016.16.26134.74.3+189
map this data in atlas.idItalian7625.85.18426.55.7-80
map this data in atlas.idArabic2341.81.62271.71.6+7
Persian/Dari
1371.01.1910.70.8+46
Macedonian
990.80.5990.80.60
Vietnamese
870.70.6760.60.5+11
Korean
720.50.7410.30.5+31
German
690.50.4780.60.5-9
Croatian
550.40.4580.40.5-3
Spanish
550.40.3530.40.3+2
Hindi
530.40.5320.20.4+20
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
420.30.4420.30.3+1
Turkish
390.30.3450.30.3-6
Punjabi
390.30.360.00.2+33
Polish
390.30.2320.20.2+7
Sinhalese
360.30.3340.30.2+2
Indonesian
340.30.3300.20.2+4
Filipino/Tagalog
330.30.2150.10.2+18
Japanese
310.20.2190.10.1+12
Chinese, nfd
310.20.3160.10.2+15
Serbian
300.20.2430.30.2-12
Afrikaans
270.20.340.00.2+23
Russian
220.20.1150.10.1+7
Gujarati
210.20.1120.10.1+8
Latvian
200.20.1240.20.1-4
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,22855.058.37,50957.960.7-281
Non-English total5,38541.038.84,94238.135.7+443
Not stated5334.12.95284.13.6+4

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 Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% German, City of Manningham: 0.4% Greek, Templestowe Lower: 10.1% Cantonese, Templestowe Lower: 6.3% Mandarin, Templestowe Lower: 6.1% Italian, Templestowe Lower: 5.8% Arabic, Templestowe Lower: 1.8% Persian/Dari, Templestowe Lower: 1.0% Macedonian, Templestowe Lower: 0.8% Vietnamese, Templestowe Lower: 0.7% Korean, Templestowe Lower: 0.5% German, Templestowe Lower: 0.5%
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 Greek, Templestowe Lower: -9 Cantonese, Templestowe Lower: +148 Mandarin, Templestowe Lower: +189 Italian, Templestowe Lower: -80 Arabic, Templestowe Lower: +7 Persian/Dari, Templestowe Lower: +46 Macedonian, Templestowe Lower: 0 Vietnamese, Templestowe Lower: +11 Korean, Templestowe Lower: +31 German, Templestowe Lower: -9
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 Templestowe Lower 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, 55.0% of the population spoke English only, and 41.0% 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 Templestowe Lower was Greek, with 10.1% of the population, or 1,323 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (10.1% 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 443 or 9.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 281 or 3.7%.

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

  • Mandarin (+189 persons)
  • Cantonese (+148 persons)
  • Italian (-80 persons)

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