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Language spoken at home

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In Hillside, 33% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian5403.41.55923.91.9-52
map this data in atlas.idArabic5093.21.83922.61.5+117
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian4142.61.75153.41.8-101
Greek
4042.61.15013.31.4-97
Punjabi
3902.51.91941.30.9+196
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3422.21.93802.52.1-38
map this data in atlas.idCroatian2581.60.92651.81.1-7
Filipino/Tagalog
2371.52.61851.22.4+52
Spanish
2251.41.42471.61.5-22
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1901.22.01170.81.8+73
Turkish
1861.20.82651.81.0-79
Hindi
1681.11.41561.01.0+12
Mandarin
1200.80.9870.60.7+33
Sinhalese
1180.80.71010.70.6+17
Urdu
970.60.7440.30.5+53
Cantonese
740.50.6570.40.6+17
Hakka
660.40.4690.50.5-3
Serbian
630.40.7570.40.7+6
Polish
560.40.4720.50.5-16
Albanian
560.40.4550.40.3+1
Malayalam
530.30.3100.10.2+43
Samoan
520.30.7350.20.4+17
Telugu
380.20.2210.10.2+17
Assyrian/Aramaic
360.20.2460.30.1-10
Bengali
340.20.2190.10.1+15
Bosnian
340.20.3410.30.3-7
Portuguese
300.20.2420.30.2-12
Tamil
280.20.4470.30.3-19
Persian/Dari
240.20.3230.20.2+1
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
9,79862.461.39,54963.165.8+249
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total5,21833.232.25,05633.428.9+162
Not stated
6914.46.65303.55.3+161

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 Italian, City of Melton: 1.5% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.8% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.7% Greek, City of Melton: 1.1% Punjabi, City of Melton: 1.9% Maltese, City of Melton: 1.9% Croatian, City of Melton: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.6% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.4% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.0% Italian, Hillside: 3.4% Arabic, Hillside: 3.2% Macedonian, Hillside: 2.6% Greek, Hillside: 2.6% Punjabi, Hillside: 2.5% Maltese, Hillside: 2.2% Croatian, Hillside: 1.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Hillside: 1.5% Spanish, Hillside: 1.4% Vietnamese, Hillside: 1.2%
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 Italian, Hillside: -52 Arabic, Hillside: +117 Macedonian, Hillside: -101 Greek, Hillside: -97 Punjabi, Hillside: +196 Maltese, Hillside: -38 Croatian, Hillside: -7 Filipino/Tagalog, Hillside: +52 Spanish, Hillside: -22 Vietnamese, Hillside: +73
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 Hillside in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 62.4% of the population spoke English only, and 33.2% 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 Hillside was Italian, with 3.4% of the population, or 540 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (3.4% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (2.6% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (3.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (1.5% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 162 or 3.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 249 or 2.6%.

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

  • Punjabi (+196 persons)
  • Arabic (+117 persons)
  • Macedonian (-101 persons)
  • Greek (-97 persons)

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