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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Language spoken at home

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In Burnside - Burnside Heights, 54% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7366.92.05606.01.8+175
Filipino/Tagalog
6656.22.65896.32.4+76
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian3142.91.72753.01.8+38
Spanish
3062.91.43333.61.5-28
Punjabi
2872.71.91121.20.9+174
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2602.41.92292.52.1+30
map this data in atlas.idArabic2472.31.81781.91.5+69
Hindi
2232.11.41661.81.0+56
Urdu
1711.60.71171.30.5+54
Greek
1571.51.11461.61.4+11
Hakka
1551.40.41121.20.5+42
Sinhalese
1461.40.71551.70.6-10
Cantonese
1421.30.61181.30.6+23
map this data in atlas.idItalian1351.31.51381.51.9-3
Mandarin
1271.20.91211.30.7+5
Turkish
1211.10.81361.51.0-15
Serbian
1111.00.71021.10.7+8
map this data in atlas.idCroatian1051.00.91111.21.1-7
Albanian
1000.90.4570.60.3+43
Amharic
1000.90.3881.00.2+11
Tamil
840.80.4580.60.3+25
Telugu
820.80.2350.40.2+47
Persian/Dari
810.80.3740.80.2+6
Dinka
770.70.9240.30.4+53
Assyrian/Aramaic
750.70.290.10.1+65
Tigrinya
740.70.1330.40.1+41
Polish
640.60.4830.90.5-20
Bosnian
570.50.3650.70.3-8
Malayalam
460.40.330.00.2+43
Gujarati
390.40.2120.10.1+27
Non-verbal so described
370.30.2180.20.2+19
Samoan
280.30.7370.40.4-9
German
270.30.2210.20.2+6
Indonesian
260.20.2210.20.2+5
Romanian
230.20.1190.20.1+4
Lao
230.20.1250.30.1-3
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,46841.661.34,23245.465.8+236
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total5,83254.332.24,72650.728.9+1,105
Not stated
4354.16.63714.05.3+63

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 Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.0% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.6% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.7% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.4% Punjabi, City of Melton: 1.9% Maltese, City of Melton: 1.9% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.8% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.4% Urdu, City of Melton: 0.7% Greek, City of Melton: 1.1% Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.2% Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.9% Spanish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.9% Punjabi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.7% Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.4% Arabic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.3% Hindi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.1% Urdu, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.6% Greek, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.5%
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 Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +175 Filipino/Tagalog, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +76 Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +38 Spanish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -28 Punjabi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +174 Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +30 Arabic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +69 Hindi, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +56 Urdu, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +54 Greek, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +11
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 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, 41.6% of the population spoke English only, and 54.3% 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights was Vietnamese, with 6.9% of the population, or 736 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.9% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (6.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Spanish at home (2.9% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (2.9% 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 1,106 or 23.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 236 or 5.6%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+175 persons)
  • Punjabi (+174 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+76 persons)
  • Arabic (+69 persons)

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