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Language spoken at home

In the City of Maroondah, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Maroondah'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 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?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,5681.52.55450.51.7+1,023
map this data in atlas.idCantonese9911.01.86430.61.8+348
map this data in atlas.idItalian9340.92.89701.03.3-36
Greek
5840.62.85390.53.1+45
German
5150.50.45500.60.4-35
Vietnamese
4380.42.13510.41.9+87
Punjabi
4310.40.71330.10.2+298
Spanish
4250.40.73640.40.6+61
Hindi
4110.40.82560.30.5+155
Arabic
3450.31.63270.31.5+18
Dutch
3410.30.23810.40.2-40
Filipino/Tagalog
3240.30.72680.30.6+56
Polish
3040.30.43010.30.4+3
Sinhalese
2900.30.71540.20.5+136
Persian/Dari
2700.30.41710.20.2+99
Chin Haka
2450.20.0--------
Karen
2330.20.1400.00.0+193
Khmer
2230.20.32090.20.3+14
Burmese
1800.20.1320.00.0+148
French
1780.20.41360.10.3+42
Croatian
1670.20.51970.20.5-30
Gujarati
1550.10.2370.00.1+118
Afrikaans
1550.10.11140.10.1+41
Hungarian
1490.10.21600.20.2-11
Indonesian
1460.10.3660.10.3+80
Malayalam
1260.10.2250.00.1+101
Thai
1230.10.2740.10.1+49
Korean
1220.10.3620.10.2+60
Russian
1150.10.4780.10.4+37
Non-verbal so described
1080.10.11510.20.2-43
Hakka
1070.10.1150.00.1+92
Serbian
1050.10.41260.10.4-21
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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 Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only87,77484.566.386,44187.168.5+1,333
Non-English total13,09012.629.09,0169.126.0+4,074
Not stated2,9722.94.63,7453.85.6-773

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 Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% German, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Mandarin, City of Maroondah: 1.5% Cantonese, City of Maroondah: 1.0% Italian, City of Maroondah: 0.9% Greek, City of Maroondah: 0.6% German, City of Maroondah: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Maroondah: 0.4% Punjabi, City of Maroondah: 0.4% Spanish, City of Maroondah: 0.4% Hindi, City of Maroondah: 0.4% Arabic, City of Maroondah: 0.3%
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 Mandarin, City of Maroondah: +1,023 Cantonese, City of Maroondah: +348 Italian, City of Maroondah: -36 Greek, City of Maroondah: +45 German, City of Maroondah: -35 Vietnamese, City of Maroondah: +87 Punjabi, City of Maroondah: +298 Spanish, City of Maroondah: +61 Hindi, City of Maroondah: +155 Arabic, City of Maroondah: +18
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 Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 84.5% of the population spoke English only, and 12.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Maroondah was Mandarin, with 1.5% of the population, or 1,568 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.3% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 4,074 or 45.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,333 or 1.5%.

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

  • Mandarin (+1,023 persons)
  • Cantonese (+348 persons)
  • Punjabi (+298 persons)
  • Karen (+193 persons)

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