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Language spoken at home

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In Melton, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Melton'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'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
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMaltese991.21.91101.42.1-11
Samoan
961.20.7440.60.4+52
Greek
771.01.1861.11.4-10
Filipino/Tagalog
760.92.6470.62.4+29
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese730.92.0170.21.8+56
Spanish
630.81.4560.71.5+7
Serbian
590.70.7670.90.7-8
Mandarin
540.70.9470.60.7+7
map this data in atlas.idItalian520.71.5580.81.9-7
Turkish
480.60.8410.51.0+7
map this data in atlas.idArabic470.61.8650.81.5-18
map this data in atlas.idCroatian460.60.9410.51.1+5
Punjabi
410.51.970.10.9+34
Polish
400.50.4370.50.5+3
Burmese
320.40.000.00.0+32
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian300.41.7190.31.8+11
Chin Haka
280.30.000.00.0+28
Tongan
280.30.190.10.1+19
German
260.30.2230.30.2+4
Cantonese
200.20.6250.30.6-5
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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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
6,01675.261.36,28181.065.8-265
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,36417.032.21,14514.828.9+219
Not stated
6217.86.63254.25.3+296

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 Maltese, City of Melton: 1.9% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.7% Greek, City of Melton: 1.1% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.6% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.0% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.4% Serbian, City of Melton: 0.7% Mandarin, City of Melton: 0.9% Italian, City of Melton: 1.5% Turkish, City of Melton: 0.8% Maltese, Melton: 1.2% Samoan, Melton: 1.2% Greek, Melton: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Melton: 0.9% Vietnamese, Melton: 0.9% Spanish, Melton: 0.8% Serbian, Melton: 0.7% Mandarin, Melton: 0.7% Italian, Melton: 0.7% Turkish, Melton: 0.6%
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 Maltese, Melton: -11 Samoan, Melton: +52 Greek, Melton: -10 Filipino/Tagalog, Melton: +29 Vietnamese, Melton: +56 Spanish, Melton: +7 Serbian, Melton: -8 Mandarin, Melton: +7 Italian, Melton: -7 Turkish, Melton: +7
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 Melton in 2016 compared to 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, 75.2% of the population spoke English only, and 17.0% 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 Melton was Maltese, with 1.2% of the population, or 99 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (0.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (0.4% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 219 or 19.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 265 or 4.2%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+56 persons)
  • Samoan (+52 persons)

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