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Overseas born - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 44.9% of overseas born people in the City of Maroondah, spoke a language other than English at home.

The City of Maroondah's language statistics show the proportion of the overseas-born population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how linguistically diverse a population is, and whether most migrants are from English speaking countries or non-English speaking countries. This topic also shows those languages spoken specifically by the first-generation migrants (those born overseas) so as to separate them from those born in Australia who speak another language.

Some countries, such as India, have a variety of languages spoken there, so the language spoken can indicate the region of the country of origin. Languages such as Arabic and Spanish are spoken in a range of different countries.

The City of Maroondah's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with 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

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Maroondah - Overseas born20112006Change
LanguageNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
English11,85654.434.311,99965.037.4-143
Mandarin1,3046.06.94282.35.1+876
Cantonese8023.74.45042.74.9+298
Italian4652.14.94962.76.5-31
Punjabi3791.72.11000.50.6+279
German3761.71.04102.21.1-34
Hindi3601.72.22121.11.5+148
Vietnamese3251.54.52481.34.6+77
Spanish3151.41.62641.41.7+51
Dutch2911.30.43221.70.5-31
Sinhalese2571.21.91340.71.3+123
Arabic2481.13.02081.12.9+40
Persian/Dari2411.11.01400.80.7+101
Polish2201.00.92141.21.2+6
Greek2131.04.02201.25.2-7
Burmese and Related Languages, nec2091.00.000.00.0+209
Chin Haka2070.90.000.00.0+207
Karen2060.90.2370.20.0+169
Khmer1770.80.71520.80.7+25
Burmese1550.70.2320.20.1+123
Filipino1540.71.01260.70.8+28
Afrikaans1520.70.31090.60.2+43
Tagalog1500.71.11170.60.9+33
Gujarati1320.60.7330.20.2+99
Burmese and Related Languages, nfd1180.50.000.00.0+118
Malayalam1150.50.6230.10.2+92
Indonesian1150.50.9490.30.8+66
Hungarian1120.50.41230.70.5-11
Croatian1090.51.01260.71.2-17
Thai1010.50.5450.20.4+56
Korean990.50.7490.30.5+50
French970.40.9940.50.8+3
Hakka820.40.3120.10.3+70
Russian810.41.0540.31.1+27
Tamil780.41.1480.30.9+30
Serbian750.30.9960.51.1-21
Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)740.30.3620.30.3+12
Bengali650.30.4360.20.3+29
Dinka610.30.2770.40.2-16
Chinese, nfd600.30.5900.50.3-30
Romanian600.30.3490.30.3+11
Japanese580.30.4380.20.4+20
Tongan500.20.1530.30.1-3
Czech390.20.1460.20.1-7
Macedonian370.21.3470.31.6-10
Maltese370.21.0410.21.2-4
Telugu370.20.570.00.3+30
Urdu340.20.7130.10.4+21
Turkish320.11.3290.21.4+3
Portuguese320.10.3170.10.3+15
Shona300.10.100.00.0+30
Nepali260.10.350.00.1+21
Malay250.10.390.00.2+16
Māori (New Zealand)220.10.180.00.1+14
Latvian220.10.1340.20.1-12
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented 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 - Overseas born20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,85654.434.311,99965.037.4-143
Non-English total9,79944.965.06,30234.161.8+3,497
Not stated / Inadequately described1510.70.71670.90.8-16

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 English, Greater Melbourne: 34.3% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% German, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% English, City of Maroondah: 54.4% Mandarin, City of Maroondah: 6.0% Cantonese, City of Maroondah: 3.7% Italian, City of Maroondah: 2.1% Punjabi, City of Maroondah: 1.7% German, City of Maroondah: 1.7% Hindi, City of Maroondah: 1.7% Vietnamese, City of Maroondah: 1.5% Spanish, City of Maroondah: 1.4% Dutch, City of Maroondah: 1.3%
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 English, City of Maroondah: -143 Mandarin, City of Maroondah: +876 Cantonese, City of Maroondah: +298 Italian, City of Maroondah: -31 Punjabi, City of Maroondah: +279 German, City of Maroondah: -34 Hindi, City of Maroondah: +148 Vietnamese, City of Maroondah: +77 Spanish, City of Maroondah: +51 Dutch, City of Maroondah: -31
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 overseas born population in 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, 54.4% of the overseas born population spoke English only, and 44.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 34.3% and 65.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home by the overseas born population, other than English, in the City of Maroondah was Mandarin, with 6.0% of the population, or 1,304 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (1.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of overseas born people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,497 or 55.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 143 or 1.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+876 persons)
  • Cantonese (+298 persons)
  • Punjabi (+279 persons)
  • Burmese and Related Languages, nec (+209 persons)
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