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Life-stages - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 20.9% of people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton spoke a language other than English at home.

The City of Melton's language statistics show the proportion of the population in the selected age group who speak a language at home other than English, and the main languages spoken. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language at different ages.

The City of Melton's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth as different cultural groups are better analysed through the different topics. For major language groups, Community of Interest profiles are available for that specific language by a range of characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
LanguageNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
English7,26971.874.85,13373.376.5+2,136
Vietnamese1701.71.5961.41.7+74
Macedonian1461.40.31061.50.4+40
Arabic1381.41.6781.11.4+60
Non-verbal, so described1341.31.51662.42.1-32
Greek890.91.2530.81.5+36
Hindi840.80.6320.50.3+52
Spanish810.80.4721.00.3+9
Mandarin790.81.5200.30.8+59
Dinka760.80.280.10.1+68
Punjabi750.70.6120.20.1+63
Italian620.60.6510.70.7+11
Turkish600.60.5390.60.5+21
Sinhalese560.60.5430.60.3+13
Urdu560.60.4280.40.2+28
Croatian520.50.2490.70.2+3
Tagalog420.40.1450.60.1-3
Cantonese400.40.7220.30.8+18
Serbian380.40.2300.40.2+8
Hakka350.30.1280.40.1+7
Korean340.30.240.10.1+30
Filipino340.30.1410.60.1-7
Tamil330.30.4130.20.2+20
Maltese330.30.0270.40.0+6
Telugu320.30.200.00.1+32
Albanian290.30.1120.20.1+17
Bosnian280.30.150.10.1+23
Samoan270.30.1160.20.1+11
Persian/Dari240.20.470.10.2+17
Bengali220.20.260.10.1+16
Indonesian190.20.350.10.2+14
Polish180.20.1160.20.1+2
Portuguese180.20.170.10.0+11
Amharic170.20.070.10.0+10
Marathi130.10.130.00.0+10
German130.10.240.10.2+9
Russian120.10.200.00.2+12
Slovak120.10.000.00.0+12
Kannada110.10.100.00.0+11
Southeast Asian Austronesian Languages, nec110.10.000.00.0+11
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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 Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,26971.874.85,13373.376.5+2,136
Non-English total2,11720.919.01,26118.016.1+856
Not stated7367.36.26128.77.4+124

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, Victoria: 74.8% Vietnamese, Victoria: 1.5% Macedonian, Victoria: 0.3% Arabic, Victoria: 1.6% Non-verbal, so described, Victoria: 1.5% Greek, Victoria: 1.2% Hindi, Victoria: 0.6% Spanish, Victoria: 0.4% Mandarin, Victoria: 1.5% Dinka, Victoria: 0.2% English, City of Melton: 71.8% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.7% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.4% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.4% Non-verbal, so described, City of Melton: 1.3% Greek, City of Melton: 0.9% Hindi, City of Melton: 0.8% Spanish, City of Melton: 0.8% Mandarin, City of Melton: 0.8% Dinka, City of Melton: 0.8%
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 Melton: +2,136 Vietnamese, City of Melton: +74 Macedonian, City of Melton: +40 Arabic, City of Melton: +60 Non-verbal, so described, City of Melton: -32 Greek, City of Melton: +36 Hindi, City of Melton: +52 Spanish, City of Melton: +9 Mandarin, City of Melton: +59 Dinka, City of Melton: +68
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria 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, 71.8% of people aged 0 to 4 years spoke English only, and 20.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 74.8% and 19.0% respectively for Victoria.

Other than English, the dominant language spoken at home by people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton was Vietnamese, with 1.7% of the population, or 170 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for people aged 0 to 4 years of the City of Melton and Victoria in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (1.4% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking English at home (71.8% compared to 74.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 856 or 67.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,136 or 41.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • English (+2,136 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+74 persons)
  • Dinka (+68 persons)
  • Punjabi (+63 persons)