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In Hillside, 33% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Hillside'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.

Hillside'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
Hillside - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian5923.91.95744.32.1+18
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian5153.41.84893.71.8+26
Greek
5013.31.44893.71.5+12
map this data in atlas.idArabic3922.61.53202.41.1+72
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3802.52.13542.72.3+26
map this data in atlas.idCroatian2651.81.13122.41.2-47
Turkish
2651.81.02001.50.9+65
Spanish
2471.61.52221.71.6+25
Punjabi
1941.30.9500.40.3+144
Filipino/Tagalog
1851.22.42291.71.9-44
Hindi
1561.01.0750.60.5+81
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1170.81.8900.71.1+27
Sinhalese
1010.70.6710.50.4+30
Mandarin
870.60.7860.70.4+1
Polish
720.50.5690.50.6+3
Hakka
690.50.5470.40.4+22
Cantonese
570.40.6660.50.5-9
Serbian
570.40.7560.40.7+1
Albanian
550.40.3390.30.3+16
Tamil
470.30.3200.20.2+27
Assyrian/Aramaic
460.30.1340.30.1+12
Urdu
440.30.5460.30.3-2
Portuguese
420.30.2320.20.2+10
Bosnian
410.30.3350.30.2+6
Ukrainian
390.30.0230.20.1+16
Gujarati
350.20.160.00.0+29
Samoan
350.20.4200.20.3+15
German
260.20.2240.20.3+2
Persian/Dari
230.20.240.00.1+19
Marathi
230.20.1170.10.0+6
Telugu
210.10.260.00.0+15
Slovak
200.10.1100.10.1+10
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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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,54963.165.88,22162.270.2+1,328
Non-English total5,05633.428.94,37933.124.3+677
Not stated5303.55.36174.75.5-87

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% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Turkish, City of Melton: 1.0% Croatian, City of Melton: 1.1% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Punjabi, City of Melton: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Italian, Hillside: 3.9% Macedonian, Hillside: 3.4% Greek, Hillside: 3.3% Arabic, Hillside: 2.6% Maltese, Hillside: 2.5% Turkish, Hillside: 1.8% Croatian, Hillside: 1.8% Spanish, Hillside: 1.6% Punjabi, Hillside: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Hillside: 1.2%
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, Hillside: +18 Macedonian, Hillside: +26 Greek, Hillside: +12 Arabic, Hillside: +72 Maltese, Hillside: +26 Turkish, Hillside: +65 Croatian, Hillside: -47 Spanish, Hillside: +25 Punjabi, Hillside: +144 Filipino/Tagalog, Hillside: -44
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 Hillside in 2011 compared to the 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, 63.1% of the population spoke English only, and 33.4% 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 Hillside was Italian, with 3.9% of the population, or 592 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (3.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (3.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (3.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (1.2% 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 677 or 15.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,328 or 16.2%.

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

  • Punjabi (+144 persons)
  • Hindi (+81 persons)
  • Arabic (+72 persons)
  • Turkish (+65 persons)

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