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City of Maroondah

Non-English speakers - Introduction

In 2011, there were 13,096 non-English speakers living in the City of Maroondah.

The non-English speaking population is the term used for people who speak a language other than English at home. The term does not imply that this population can't speak English, just that English is not their first language or is not the language they use at home conversing with family members.

The non-English speaking population is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on non-English speakers is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Please note that the term Culturally and Linguistically Diverse is an umbrella term which can refer to Birthplace, Language, Ancestry and Religion. It doesn't specifically define any group and so is not used in the communities of interest profile.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Key statistics
City of Maroondah - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,10916.115.11,36415.115.4+745
15 - 24 years1,40310.713.91,06511.814.4+338
25 - 64 years7,90260.357.35,11956.855.9+2,783
65 years or more1,68212.813.71,46816.314.4+214
Total population13,096100.0100.09,016100.0100.0+4,080
Birthplace Top 3--------------
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after3,30133.627.1--------
Before 20066,15462.769.0--------
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7065.46.05215.86.4+185
Secondary school6785.25.75105.75.9+168
Tertiary (University and TAFE)1,0037.710.06577.39.4+346
Not attending9,82275.071.76,67574.171.4+3,147
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school1,33312.110.61,03613.510.5+297
No qualification4,54641.447.03,53946.252.5+1,007
Unemployment rate4817.07.93207.28.5+161
Participation rate6,87262.657.74,46858.455.1+2,404
Household income--------------
$599 or less1,90314.817.8--------
$600 to $19996,33849.445.1--------
$2000 or more3,37726.326.6--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children7,56859.156.35,04857.257.6+2,520
Couple without children2,64120.619.31,76920.018.0+872
One parent family1,2399.711.093310.611.4+306
Group household2902.34.41952.23.9+95
Lone person household8856.97.07258.27.0+160
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings12,83798.898.68,85498.798.7+3,983
Non-private dwellings1541.21.41191.31.3+35
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned3,08224.029.62,79131.534.8+291
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,39573.275.56,95978.676.8+2,436
Medium density3,25825.418.21,81420.517.6+1,444
High density1140.96.0160.25.1+98

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state that they speak a language other than English at home are included in the table. If more than one household member speaks a language other than English, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the language question are excluded.