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Melton West

Language spoken at home

In Melton West, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Melton West'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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1721.22.11301.32.3+41
map this data in atlas.idArabic1290.91.5400.41.1+89
Spanish
1240.91.5600.61.6+64
map this data in atlas.idItalian1060.71.91311.32.1-24
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese970.71.8260.31.1+71
Samoan
940.70.4470.50.3+47
Greek
920.61.4400.41.5+52
Dinka
920.60.490.10.1+83
Filipino/Tagalog
820.62.4460.41.9+36
Hindi
720.51.070.10.5+65
Turkish
630.41.0160.20.9+47
map this data in atlas.idCroatian600.41.1360.41.2+24
German
530.40.2250.20.3+28
Serbian
520.40.7350.30.7+17
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian520.41.8310.31.8+21
Polish
440.30.5470.50.6-3
Sinhalese
440.30.6250.20.4+19
Mandarin
360.30.770.10.4+29
French
360.30.1170.20.1+19
Punjabi
340.20.930.00.3+31
Cantonese
310.20.6120.10.5+19
Bengali
290.20.140.00.1+25
Tongan
200.10.160.10.1+14
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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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,48680.865.88,93686.570.2+2,550
Non-English total1,99114.028.99799.524.3+1,012
Not stated7415.25.34124.05.5+330

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% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.4% Dinka, City of Melton: 0.4% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Maltese, Melton West: 1.2% Arabic, Melton West: 0.9% Spanish, Melton West: 0.9% Italian, Melton West: 0.7% Vietnamese, Melton West: 0.7% Samoan, Melton West: 0.7% Dinka, Melton West: 0.6% Greek, Melton West: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Melton West: 0.6% Hindi, Melton West: 0.5%
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 West: +41 Arabic, Melton West: +89 Spanish, Melton West: +64 Italian, Melton West: -24 Vietnamese, Melton West: +71 Samoan, Melton West: +47 Dinka, Melton West: +83 Greek, Melton West: +52 Filipino/Tagalog, Melton West: +36 Hindi, Melton West: +65
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 West 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, 80.8% of the population spoke English only, and 14.0% 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 West was Maltese, with 1.2% of the population, or 172 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Melton West 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 Macedonian at home (0.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.7% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,012 or 103.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,550 or 28.5%.

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

  • Arabic (+89 persons)
  • Dinka (+83 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+71 persons)
  • Hindi (+65 persons)

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