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Recent arrivals - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 77.2% of recent overseas arrivals in 2011, spoke a language other than English at home.

The City of Maroondah's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. For recent arrivals, this is a good indicator of translation services which might be required, as recent arrivals may be less likely to have good English skills. They represent the languages which have increased in prevalence in just the last few years in the City of Maroondah compared to the Greater Melbourne.

The City of Maroondah'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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Maroondah - Recent arrivals2011
LanguageNumber%Greater Melbourne
English95222.323.5
Mandarin56813.313.3
Punjabi2606.16.5
Chin Haka1954.60.1
Karen1914.50.6
Burmese and Related Languages, nec1874.40.2
Cantonese1734.03.4
Hindi1493.54.7
Burmese1232.90.4
Burmese and Related Languages, nfd1142.70.1
Sinhalese1062.53.5
Malayalam912.11.8
Persian/Dari862.01.7
Hakka681.60.1
Afrikaans651.50.6
Arabic561.33.0
Vietnamese531.23.1
Filipino491.11.4
Gujarati471.12.0
Indonesian461.11.6
Korean451.11.5
Tagalog380.91.5
Thai370.90.9
Spanish360.81.4
German330.80.6
Chinese, nfd330.81.3
Tamil300.71.9
French270.61.3
Russian270.60.6
Dinka270.60.2
Shona230.50.3
Telugu220.51.2
Khmer220.50.5
Nepali210.51.1
Polish200.50.2
Japanese200.50.6
Romanian130.30.2
Bulgarian130.30.0
Urdu120.31.5
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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.

Excludes languages with fewer than 10 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
City of Maroondah - Recent arrivals2011
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne
Speaks English only95222.323.5
Non-English total3,30177.275.9
Not stated / Inadequately described250.60.6

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.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 English, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Chin Haka, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Karen, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Burmese and Related Languages, nec, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Burmese, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Burmese and Related Languages, nfd, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% English, City of Maroondah: 22.3% Mandarin, City of Maroondah: 13.3% Punjabi, City of Maroondah: 6.1% Chin Haka, City of Maroondah: 4.6% Karen, City of Maroondah: 4.5% Burmese and Related Languages, nec, City of Maroondah: 4.4% Cantonese, City of Maroondah: 4.0% Hindi, City of Maroondah: 3.5% Burmese, City of Maroondah: 2.9% Burmese and Related Languages, nfd, City of Maroondah: 2.7%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals in the City of Maroondah 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, 22.3% of recent overseas arrivals spoke English only, and 77.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 23.5% and 75.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals, other than English, in the City of Maroondah was Mandarin, with 13.3% of the population, or 568 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the recent overseas arriving population of the City of Maroondah and Greater Melbourne in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Chin Haka at home (4.6% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Burmese and Related Languages, nec at home (4.4% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Karen at home (4.5% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Burmese and Related Languages, nfd at home (2.7% compared to 0.1%)

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