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Caroline Springs

Language spoken at home

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In Caroline Springs, 42% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Caroline Springs'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.

Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Filipino/Tagalog
1,1395.62.45955.01.9+544
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5452.71.82602.21.1+285
Spanish
4672.31.54003.31.6+66
map this data in atlas.idItalian4412.21.92832.42.1+157
map this data in atlas.idMaltese4242.12.12812.32.3+142
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian4192.11.82782.31.8+141
map this data in atlas.idArabic4022.01.51771.51.1+226
Greek
3421.71.42011.71.5+140
Hindi
3381.71.01301.10.5+208
Mandarin
2951.40.71211.00.4+174
Cantonese
2791.40.61761.50.5+103
map this data in atlas.idCroatian2741.31.11090.91.2+165
Urdu
2301.10.51751.50.3+55
Turkish
2091.01.01181.00.9+90
Punjabi
2041.00.9850.70.3+119
Serbian
2031.00.71461.20.7+57
Sinhalese
1900.90.6670.60.4+123
Bosnian
1280.60.3600.50.2+67
Amharic
1220.60.2640.50.2+58
Tamil
1160.60.3370.30.2+79
Albanian
1130.60.3660.60.3+47
Polish
1030.50.5700.60.6+33
Malayalam
1010.50.2360.30.1+65
Telugu
920.50.260.10.0+86
Indonesian
900.40.2510.40.1+39
Korean
860.40.1160.10.0+69
Portuguese
850.40.2520.40.2+33
Hakka
700.30.5540.50.4+15
Persian/Dari
640.30.290.10.1+55
Samoan
590.30.4300.30.3+28
Bengali
580.30.1190.20.1+39
Gujarati
570.30.1160.10.0+41
Slovak
510.30.1330.30.1+18
Thai
500.20.1270.20.1+23
Non-verbal so described
440.20.2290.20.2+15
Romanian
420.20.1260.20.1+16
Japanese
370.20.1100.10.0+27
French
360.20.1190.20.1+17
Afrikaans
320.20.130.00.0+29
Marathi
320.20.170.10.0+25
Tigrinya
320.20.100.00.0+33
Lao
290.10.170.10.1+22
Malay
280.10.1140.10.1+14
Dinka
260.10.4190.20.1+7
German
240.10.2140.10.3+10
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
230.10.1160.10.1+7
Kurdish
220.10.000.00.0+22
Assyrian/Aramaic
210.10.1120.10.1+9
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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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,02154.065.86,61755.170.2+4,404
Non-English total8,59342.128.94,69139.124.3+3,902
Not stated7823.85.36915.85.5+91

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% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Mandarin, City of Melton: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Caroline Springs: 5.6% Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: 2.7% Spanish, Caroline Springs: 2.3% Italian, Caroline Springs: 2.2% Maltese, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Macedonian, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Arabic, Caroline Springs: 2.0% Greek, Caroline Springs: 1.7% Hindi, Caroline Springs: 1.7% Mandarin, Caroline Springs: 1.4%
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, Caroline Springs: +544 Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: +285 Spanish, Caroline Springs: +66 Italian, Caroline Springs: +157 Maltese, Caroline Springs: +142 Macedonian, Caroline Springs: +141 Arabic, Caroline Springs: +226 Greek, Caroline Springs: +140 Hindi, Caroline Springs: +208 Mandarin, Caroline Springs: +174
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 Caroline Springs 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, 54.0% of the population spoke English only, and 42.1% 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 Caroline Springs was Filipino/Tagalog, with 5.6% of the population, or 1,139 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Caroline Springs and City of Melton in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (5.6% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,902 or 83.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 4,404 or 66.6%.

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

  • Filipino/Tagalog (+544 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+285 persons)
  • Arabic (+226 persons)
  • Hindi (+208 persons)

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