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Language spoken at home

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In Burnside - Burnside Heights, 51% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Burnside - Burnside Heights'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.

Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Filipino/Tagalog
5896.32.43637.11.9+226
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5606.01.82184.21.1+342
Spanish
3333.61.52615.11.6+73
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian2753.01.81202.31.8+155
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2292.52.11963.82.3+34
map this data in atlas.idArabic1781.91.5621.21.1+115
Hindi
1661.81.0551.10.5+111
Sinhalese
1551.70.6981.90.4+57
Greek
1461.61.4941.81.5+52
map this data in atlas.idItalian1381.51.9991.92.1+39
Turkish
1361.51.0571.10.9+79
Mandarin
1211.30.7320.60.4+89
Cantonese
1181.30.6501.00.5+68
Urdu
1171.30.5120.20.3+105
Punjabi
1121.20.9160.30.3+96
Hakka
1121.20.5511.00.4+62
map this data in atlas.idCroatian1111.21.1781.51.2+33
Serbian
1021.10.7841.60.7+18
Amharic
881.00.2571.10.2+32
Polish
830.90.5611.20.6+22
Persian/Dari
740.80.2180.40.1+56
Bosnian
650.70.3290.60.2+36
Tamil
580.60.3120.30.2+46
Albanian
570.60.3430.80.3+13
Samoan
370.40.480.20.3+29
Telugu
350.40.240.10.0+31
Tigrinya
330.40.100.00.0+33
Tongan
250.30.1130.30.1+12
Lao
250.30.150.10.1+20
Dinka
240.30.470.20.1+16
Portuguese
230.30.2100.20.2+13
Indonesian
210.20.2100.20.1+11
German
210.20.2180.40.3+2
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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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,23245.465.82,46347.970.2+1,769
Non-English total4,72650.728.92,45147.624.3+2,275
Not stated3714.05.32334.55.5+138

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% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Sinhalese, City of Melton: 0.6% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.3% Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.0% Spanish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.6% Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.0% Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.5% Arabic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.9% Hindi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.8% Sinhalese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.7% Greek, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.6% Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.5%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +226 Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +342 Spanish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +73 Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +155 Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +34 Arabic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +115 Hindi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +111 Sinhalese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +57 Greek, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +52 Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +39
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 compared to City of Melton 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, 45.4% of the population spoke English only, and 50.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.8% and 28.9% respectively for City of Melton.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Burnside - Burnside Heights was Filipino/Tagalog, with 6.3% of the population, or 589 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.0% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (6.3% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Spanish at home (3.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (3.0% 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 2,275 or 92.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,769 or 71.8%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+342 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+226 persons)
  • Macedonian (+155 persons)
  • Arabic (+115 persons)

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