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Melton South

Language spoken at home

In Melton South, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Melton South'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.

Melton South'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
Melton South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1091.22.11151.32.3-6
map this data in atlas.idItalian770.91.9390.52.1+38
Serbian
670.80.7590.70.7+8
map this data in atlas.idArabic550.61.5290.31.1+26
Filipino/Tagalog
550.62.4170.21.9+38
Spanish
530.61.5500.61.6+3
Greek
520.61.4370.41.5+15
Punjabi
450.50.960.10.3+39
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian340.41.8160.21.8+18
Hindi
330.41.0110.10.5+22
Turkish
320.41.0170.20.9+15
Cantonese
310.30.6150.20.5+16
Dinka
300.30.400.00.1+30
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese280.31.8120.11.1+16
Samoan
240.30.4220.30.3+2
map this data in atlas.idCroatian240.31.1380.41.2-14
German
230.30.2260.30.3-3
Polish
220.20.5400.50.6-18
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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
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,24081.265.87,39985.670.2-159
Non-English total1,07112.028.97188.324.3+353
Not stated6056.85.35226.05.5+83

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 Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Serbian, City of Melton: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Punjabi, City of Melton: 0.9% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Maltese, Melton South: 1.2% Italian, Melton South: 0.9% Serbian, Melton South: 0.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Melton South: 0.6% Arabic, Melton South: 0.6% Spanish, Melton South: 0.6% Greek, Melton South: 0.6% Punjabi, Melton South: 0.5% Macedonian, Melton South: 0.4% Hindi, Melton South: 0.4%
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 Maltese, Melton South: -6 Italian, Melton South: +38 Serbian, Melton South: +8 Filipino/Tagalog, Melton South: +38 Arabic, Melton South: +26 Spanish, Melton South: +3 Greek, Melton South: +15 Punjabi, Melton South: +39 Macedonian, Melton South: +18 Hindi, Melton South: +22
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 Melton South 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, 81.2% of the population spoke English only, and 12.0% 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 Melton South was Maltese, with 1.2% of the population, or 109 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (0.4% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 353 or 49.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 159 or 2.1%.

There were no major differences in Melton South between 2006 and 2011.

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