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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Manningham, 42% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Manningham'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.

The City of Manningham'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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
12,46910.74.16,9346.22.5+5,535
map this data in atlas.idCantonese9,3988.11.78,8137.91.8+585
map this data in atlas.idGreek7,0506.12.47,8637.12.8-813
map this data in atlas.idItalian4,8884.22.35,7135.12.8-825
Persian/Dari
2,2071.90.81,2301.10.4+977
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,8051.61.71,8261.61.6-21
Korean
9110.80.37280.70.3+183
Hindi
7600.71.15610.50.8+199
Vietnamese
7230.62.36750.62.1+48
Macedonian
5400.50.66060.50.7-66
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
4440.40.13960.40.1+48
Punjabi
4440.41.23840.30.7+60
Indonesian
4190.40.43210.30.3+98
German
3980.30.44510.40.4-53
Spanish
3970.30.83620.30.7+35
Urdu
3670.30.52500.20.3+117
Croatian
3640.30.44320.40.5-68
Tamil
3500.30.62860.30.4+64
Sinhalese
2850.20.83200.30.7-35
Japanese
2700.20.22160.20.2+54
Filipino/Tagalog
2600.20.81950.20.7+65
Afrikaans
2590.20.13250.30.1-66
Chinese, nfd
2340.20.13160.30.2-82
Turkish
2250.20.72820.30.8-57
French
2070.20.41820.20.4+25
Albanian
2010.20.12210.20.2-20
Non-verbal so described
1990.20.21410.10.1+58
Polish
1900.20.32370.20.4-47
Serbian
1750.20.42170.20.4-42
Gujarati
1750.20.31330.10.2+42
Russian
1670.10.41270.10.4+40
Malayalam
1400.10.31130.10.2+27
Malay
1370.10.1760.10.1+61
Maltese
1310.10.41440.10.4-13
Dutch
1270.10.11620.10.2-35
Portuguese
1260.10.2780.10.1+48
Thai
1240.10.2770.10.2+47
Wu
1220.10.01020.10.0+20
Hungarian
1150.10.11560.10.2-41
Slovene
970.10.01160.10.0-19
Romanian
910.10.11050.10.1-14
Bengali
900.10.2780.10.2+12
Hakka
850.10.1800.10.1+5
Pashto
840.10.1300.00.1+54
Armenian
770.10.0680.10.0+9
Telugu
680.10.3410.00.2+27
Czech
600.10.0540.00.0+6
Latvian
590.10.0590.10.00
Ukrainian
490.00.1540.00.1-5
Hebrew
440.00.1400.00.1+4
Marathi
420.00.1460.00.1-4
Assyrian/Aramaic
320.00.3390.00.2-7
Khmer
310.00.3260.00.3+5
Swedish
280.00.0240.00.0+4
Kurdish
270.00.0130.00.0+14
Bosnian
220.00.1210.00.1+1
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
190.00.0330.00.0-14
Shona
190.00.0190.00.00
Bulgarian
180.00.0150.00.0+3
Nepali
170.00.2110.00.1+6
Somali
170.00.230.00.1+14
Tongan
170.00.1100.00.0+7
Burmese
150.00.1130.00.1+2
Danish
150.00.0220.00.0-7
Finnish
140.00.0160.00.0-2
Auslan
140.00.1310.00.0-17
Slovak
140.00.0290.00.0-15
Uygur
130.00.090.00.0+4
Tibetan
130.00.0150.00.0-2
Swahili
120.00.0130.00.0-1
Lao
120.00.0190.00.0-7
Kannada
110.00.1110.00.10
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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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
62,33053.662.064,92558.366.4-2,595
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total49,40242.532.343,16138.829.0+6,241
Not stated
4,5223.95.63,2102.94.6+1,312

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Persian/Dari, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Korean, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Macedonian, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 10.7% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 8.1% Greek, City of Manningham: 6.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 4.2% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.9% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.8% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5%
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, City of Manningham: +5,535 Cantonese, City of Manningham: +585 Greek, City of Manningham: -813 Italian, City of Manningham: -825 Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: +977 Arabic, City of Manningham: -21 Korean, City of Manningham: +183 Hindi, City of Manningham: +199 Vietnamese, City of Manningham: +48 Macedonian, City of Manningham: -66
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 the City of Manningham in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 53.6% of the population spoke English only, and 42.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.0% and 32.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Manningham was Mandarin, with 10.7% of the population, or 12,469 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (10.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (8.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (6.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 6,241 or 14.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 2,595 or 4.0%.

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

  • Mandarin (+5,535 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+977 persons)
  • Italian (-825 persons)
  • Greek (-813 persons)

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