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Diggers Rest

Language spoken at home

In Diggers Rest, 10% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Diggers Rest'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.

Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian341.81.9422.02.1-8

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
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,62387.765.81,79883.870.2-175
Non-English total1799.728.91808.424.3-1
Not stated492.65.31677.85.5-118

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 Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Italian, Diggers Rest: 1.8%
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 Italian, Diggers Rest: -8
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 Diggers Rest in 2011 compared to the 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, 87.7% of the population spoke English only, and 9.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.8% and 28.9% respectively for the City of Melton.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Diggers Rest was Italian, with 1.8% of the population, or 34 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Diggers Rest and City of Melton in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 1 or 0.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 175 or 9.7%.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2006 and 2011.

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