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Brookfield

Language spoken at home

In Brookfield, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Brookfield'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.

Brookfield'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
Brookfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Filipino/Tagalog
931.52.490.31.9+84
map this data in atlas.idMaltese801.32.1481.52.3+32
map this data in atlas.idItalian671.11.9601.82.1+7
Hindi
510.81.000.00.5+51
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese440.71.800.01.1+44
map this data in atlas.idArabic430.71.5200.61.1+23
Spanish
430.71.5280.91.6+15
Greek
420.71.4300.91.5+12
Dinka
410.70.400.00.1+41
Samoan
340.60.440.10.3+30
Punjabi
320.50.900.00.3+32
Serbian
270.40.730.10.7+24
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian270.41.870.21.8+20
Sinhalese
240.40.600.00.4+24
Slovak
220.40.170.20.1+15
Hungarian
220.40.1120.40.1+10
Mandarin
200.30.770.20.4+13
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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
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,80878.865.82,80386.770.2+2,005
Non-English total1,01116.628.93219.924.3+690
Not stated2804.65.31093.45.5+171

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, City of Melton: 2.4% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Dinka, City of Melton: 0.4% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Brookfield: 1.5% Maltese, Brookfield: 1.3% Italian, Brookfield: 1.1% Hindi, Brookfield: 0.8% Vietnamese, Brookfield: 0.7% Spanish, Brookfield: 0.7% Arabic, Brookfield: 0.7% Greek, Brookfield: 0.7% Dinka, Brookfield: 0.7% Samoan, Brookfield: 0.6%
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, Brookfield: +84 Maltese, Brookfield: +32 Italian, Brookfield: +7 Hindi, Brookfield: +51 Vietnamese, Brookfield: +44 Spanish, Brookfield: +15 Arabic, Brookfield: +23 Greek, Brookfield: +12 Dinka, Brookfield: +41 Samoan, Brookfield: +30
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 Brookfield in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 78.8% of the population spoke English only, and 16.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.8% and 28.9% respectively for the City of Melton.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Brookfield was Filipino/Tagalog, with 1.5% of the population, or 93 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (0.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.7% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 690 or 215.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,005 or 71.5%.

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

  • Filipino/Tagalog (+84 persons)
  • Hindi (+51 persons)

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