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Caroline Springs

Language spoken at home

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In Caroline Springs, 43% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Filipino/Tagalog
1,2085.02.61,1395.62.4+68
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7543.12.05452.71.8+209
map this data in atlas.idArabic6052.51.84022.01.5+202
Hindi
5122.11.43381.71.0+174
Punjabi
5052.11.92041.00.9+301
map this data in atlas.idMaltese4862.01.94242.12.1+62
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian4842.01.74192.11.8+65
Spanish
4491.91.44672.31.5-18
map this data in atlas.idItalian3991.71.54412.21.9-42
Mandarin
3891.60.92951.40.7+94
Greek
3491.41.13421.71.4+7
Urdu
3101.30.72301.10.5+80
map this data in atlas.idCroatian2661.10.92741.31.1-8
Cantonese
2591.10.62791.40.6-20
Sinhalese
2521.00.71900.90.6+62
Serbian
2431.00.72031.00.7+40
Turkish
2351.00.82091.01.0+26
Tamil
1620.70.41160.60.3+46
Polish
1580.70.41030.50.5+55
Bosnian
1530.60.31280.60.3+25
Amharic
1520.60.31220.60.2+30
Albanian
1440.60.41130.60.3+31
Persian/Dari
1270.50.3640.30.2+63
Dinka
1100.50.9260.10.4+84
Hakka
1020.40.4700.30.5+32
Indonesian
1000.40.2900.40.2+10
Samoan
960.40.7590.30.4+37
Korean
910.40.1860.40.1+5
Malayalam
890.40.31010.50.2-12
Assyrian/Aramaic
790.30.2210.10.1+58
Portuguese
790.30.2850.40.2-6
Bengali
770.30.2580.30.1+19
Telugu
660.30.2920.50.2-26
Gujarati
560.20.2570.30.1-1
Japanese
540.20.1370.20.1+17
Thai
410.20.2500.20.1-9
Tigrinya
410.20.1320.20.1+8
Romanian
370.20.1420.20.1-5
Slovak
330.10.1510.30.1-18
Pashto
310.10.040.00.0+27
Non-verbal so described
290.10.2440.20.2-15
Hungarian
260.10.1150.10.1+11
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
12,44851.761.311,02154.065.8+1,426
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total10,33042.932.28,59342.128.9+1,737
Not stated
1,2955.46.67823.85.3+513

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 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.6% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.0% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.8% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.4% Punjabi, City of Melton: 1.9% Maltese, City of Melton: 1.9% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.7% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.4% Italian, City of Melton: 1.5% Mandarin, City of Melton: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Caroline Springs: 5.0% Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: 3.1% Arabic, Caroline Springs: 2.5% Hindi, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Punjabi, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Maltese, Caroline Springs: 2.0% Macedonian, Caroline Springs: 2.0% Spanish, Caroline Springs: 1.9% Italian, Caroline Springs: 1.7% Mandarin, Caroline Springs: 1.6%
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 Filipino/Tagalog, Caroline Springs: +68 Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: +209 Arabic, Caroline Springs: +202 Hindi, Caroline Springs: +174 Punjabi, Caroline Springs: +301 Maltese, Caroline Springs: +62 Macedonian, Caroline Springs: +65 Spanish, Caroline Springs: -18 Italian, Caroline Springs: -42 Mandarin, Caroline Springs: +94
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 Caroline Springs 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, 51.7% of the population spoke English only, and 42.9% 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 Caroline Springs was Filipino/Tagalog, with 5.0% of the population, or 1,208 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (5.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.1% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,737 or 20.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,427 or 12.9%.

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

  • Punjabi (+301 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+209 persons)
  • Arabic (+202 persons)
  • Hindi (+174 persons)

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