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Language spoken at home

In the City of Manningham, 39% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese8,8137.91.88,1497.41.8+664
map this data in atlas.idGreek7,8637.12.88,0567.33.1-193
Mandarin
6,9346.22.54,6914.31.7+2,243
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,7135.12.86,2625.73.3-549
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,8261.61.61,7181.61.5+108
Persian/Dari
1,2301.10.48680.80.2+362
Korean
7280.70.34950.50.2+233
Vietnamese
6750.62.15970.51.9+78
Macedonian
6060.50.76560.60.8-50
Hindi
5610.50.84260.40.5+135
German
4510.40.44990.50.4-48
Croatian
4320.40.55200.50.5-88
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
3960.40.13310.30.1+65
Punjabi
3840.30.72020.20.2+182
Spanish
3620.30.73360.30.6+26
Afrikaans
3250.30.12210.20.1+104
Indonesian
3210.30.32380.20.3+83
Sinhalese
3200.30.72190.20.5+101
Chinese, nfd
3160.30.21660.20.1+150
Tamil
2860.30.42750.30.3+11
Turkish
2820.30.82880.30.8-6
Urdu
2500.20.31690.20.1+81
Polish
2370.20.42660.20.4-29
Albanian
2210.20.21910.20.1+30
Serbian
2170.20.42340.20.4-17
Japanese
2160.20.21580.10.2+58
Filipino/Tagalog
1950.20.71740.20.6+21
French
1820.20.41440.10.3+38
Dutch
1620.10.21620.10.20
Hungarian
1560.10.21790.20.2-23
Maltese
1440.10.41490.10.5-5
Non-verbal so described
1410.10.11580.10.2-17
Gujarati
1330.10.2990.10.1+34
Russian
1270.10.41310.10.4-4
Slovene
1160.10.01120.10.0+4
Malayalam
1130.10.21030.10.1+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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only64,92558.366.366,67760.768.5-1,752
Non-English total43,16138.829.139,24535.726.0+3,916
Not stated3,2102.94.63,9953.65.6-785

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 Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Persian/Dari, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Korean, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Macedonian, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% 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% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.5% Hindi, City of Manningham: 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 Cantonese, City of Manningham: +664 Greek, City of Manningham: -193 Mandarin, City of Manningham: +2,243 Italian, City of Manningham: -549 Arabic, City of Manningham: +108 Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: +362 Korean, City of Manningham: +233 Vietnamese, City of Manningham: +78 Macedonian, City of Manningham: -50 Hindi, City of Manningham: +135
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 the City of Manningham in 2011 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, 58.3% of the population spoke English only, and 38.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Manningham was Cantonese, with 7.9% of the population, or 8,813 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (7.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (5.1% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,916 or 10.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,752 or 2.6%.

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

  • Mandarin (+2,243 persons)
  • Cantonese (+664 persons)
  • Italian (-549 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+362 persons)

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