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Templestowe (Low density)

Language spoken at home

In Templestowe (Low density), 33% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Templestowe (Low density)'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 (Low density)'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 (Low density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek2007.47.11686.67.3+31
map this data in atlas.idItalian1565.85.11375.45.7+19
Mandarin
1345.06.2732.94.3+61
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1043.87.91164.57.4-12
map this data in atlas.idArabic592.21.6381.51.6+21
Persian/Dari
291.11.1140.50.8+15

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 (Low density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,71063.458.31,66765.460.7+43
Non-English total89233.138.877030.235.7+122
Not stated933.42.91124.43.6-20

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% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Greek, Templestowe (Low density): 7.4% Italian, Templestowe (Low density): 5.8% Mandarin, Templestowe (Low density): 5.0% Cantonese, Templestowe (Low density): 3.8% Arabic, Templestowe (Low density): 2.2% Persian/Dari, Templestowe (Low density): 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Greek, Templestowe (Low density): +31 Italian, Templestowe (Low density): +19 Mandarin, Templestowe (Low density): +61 Cantonese, Templestowe (Low density): -12 Arabic, Templestowe (Low density): +21 Persian/Dari, Templestowe (Low density): +15
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 (Low density) in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a larger 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, 63.4% of the population spoke English only, and 33.1% 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 (Low density) was Greek, with 7.4% of the population, or 200 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Templestowe (Low density) and City of Manningham in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (5.0% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 122 or 15.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 43 or 2.6%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Templestowe (Low density) between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+61 persons)

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