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Language spoken at home

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In Brookfield, 26% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Dinka
3583.90.9410.70.4+317
Punjabi
2482.71.9320.50.9+217
Filipino/Tagalog
2152.42.6931.52.4+123
Hindi
1481.61.4510.81.0+98
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1101.21.9801.32.1+30
Samoan
1101.20.7340.60.4+76
map this data in atlas.idArabic881.01.8430.71.5+45
Spanish
840.91.4430.71.5+41
Urdu
770.90.7150.20.5+62
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese670.72.0440.71.8+23
map this data in atlas.idItalian570.61.5671.11.9-9
Sinhalese
550.60.7240.40.6+32
Serbian
540.60.7270.40.7+28
Greek
500.61.1420.71.4+9
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian440.51.7270.41.8+17
map this data in atlas.idCroatian340.40.9190.31.1+15
Bengali
340.40.200.00.1+34
Cantonese
310.30.6110.20.6+20
Swahili
280.30.100.00.0+28
Tongan
280.30.1110.20.1+17
Turkish
210.20.8190.31.0+3
Mandarin
200.20.9200.30.70
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only6,18268.061.34,80878.865.8+1,375
Non-English total2,38326.232.21,01116.628.9+1,373
Not stated5215.76.62804.65.3+242

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Dinka, City of Melton: 0.9% Punjabi, City of Melton: 1.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.6% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.4% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.7% Maltese, City of Melton: 1.9% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.8% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.4% Urdu, City of Melton: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.0% Dinka, Brookfield: 3.9% Punjabi, Brookfield: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Brookfield: 2.4% Hindi, Brookfield: 1.6% Samoan, Brookfield: 1.2% Maltese, Brookfield: 1.2% Arabic, Brookfield: 1.0% Spanish, Brookfield: 0.9% Urdu, Brookfield: 0.9% Vietnamese, Brookfield: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Dinka, Brookfield: +317 Punjabi, Brookfield: +217 Filipino/Tagalog, Brookfield: +123 Hindi, Brookfield: +98 Samoan, Brookfield: +76 Maltese, Brookfield: +30 Arabic, Brookfield: +45 Spanish, Brookfield: +41 Urdu, Brookfield: +62 Vietnamese, Brookfield: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to 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, 68.0% of the population spoke English only, and 26.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 61.3% and 32.2% respectively for City of Melton.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Brookfield was Dinka, with 3.9% of the population, or 358 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Brookfield and City of Melton in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Dinka at home (3.9% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (0.5% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,372 or 135.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,374 or 28.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Brookfield between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Dinka (+317 persons)
  • Punjabi (+217 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+123 persons)
  • Hindi (+98 persons)

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