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Language spoken at home

In the City of Melton, 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Melton'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 Melton'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 Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Filipino/Tagalog
2,6092.40.71,5351.90.6+1,074
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2,3262.10.41,8302.30.5+496
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,0251.92.81,6302.13.3+395
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian2,0151.80.71,3981.80.8+617
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,9791.82.18871.11.9+1,092
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,6731.51.68431.11.5+830
Spanish
1,6411.50.71,2941.60.6+347
Greek
1,5651.42.81,2121.53.1+353
map this data in atlas.idCroatian1,1661.10.59281.20.5+238
Turkish
1,0871.00.87080.90.8+379
Hindi
1,0611.00.84120.50.5+649
Punjabi
9490.90.72740.30.2+675
Serbian
7800.70.45760.70.4+204
Mandarin
7550.72.53290.41.7+426
Sinhalese
7090.60.73550.40.5+354
Cantonese
6770.61.84180.51.8+259
Urdu
5300.50.32580.30.1+272
Hakka
5250.50.13290.40.1+196
Polish
5030.50.44370.60.4+66
Samoan
4450.40.22050.30.1+240
Dinka
3880.40.1570.10.1+331
Albanian
3820.30.22250.30.1+157
Tamil
3560.30.41460.20.3+210
Bosnian
3480.30.11780.20.2+170
German
2420.20.42000.30.4+42
Amharic
2410.20.11370.20.0+104
Portuguese
2380.20.11540.20.1+84
Persian/Dari
2300.20.4690.10.2+161
Telugu
2100.20.2170.00.1+193
Indonesian
1960.20.3800.10.3+116
Malayalam
1720.20.2510.10.1+121
Non-verbal so described
1690.20.11900.20.2-21
Bengali
1620.10.2560.10.1+106
Romanian
1540.10.11130.10.1+41
Thai
1530.10.2800.10.1+73
Korean
1430.10.3240.00.2+119
French
1410.10.4860.10.3+55
Gujarati
1280.10.2200.00.1+108
Tongan
1280.10.0440.10.0+84
Slovak
1270.10.0830.10.0+44
Assyrian/Aramaic
1200.10.2830.10.2+37
Hungarian
1160.10.21080.10.2+8
Lao
1120.10.0570.10.0+55
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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 Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only71,89065.866.355,40470.268.5+16,486
Non-English total31,58828.929.119,17524.326.0+12,413
Not stated5,7805.34.64,3325.55.6+1,448

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 Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Macedonian, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Croatian, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Turkish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Croatian, City of Melton: 1.1% Turkish, City of Melton: 1.0%
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 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: +1,074 Maltese, City of Melton: +496 Italian, City of Melton: +395 Macedonian, City of Melton: +617 Vietnamese, City of Melton: +1,092 Arabic, City of Melton: +830 Spanish, City of Melton: +347 Greek, City of Melton: +353 Croatian, City of Melton: +238 Turkish, City of Melton: +379
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 Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 65.8% of the population spoke English only, and 28.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Melton was Filipino/Tagalog, with 2.4% of the population, or 2,609 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (2.1% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (2.4% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.4% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 12,413 or 64.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 16,486 or 29.8%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,092 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+1,074 persons)
  • Arabic (+830 persons)
  • Punjabi (+675 persons)

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