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Melton Township

Language spoken at home

In Melton Township, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Melton Township'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 Township'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 Township - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMaltese6581.42.15351.52.3+123
Spanish
4060.91.52330.61.6+173
map this data in atlas.idItalian4010.91.93581.02.1+42
map this data in atlas.idArabic3980.91.51450.41.1+253
Filipino/Tagalog
3320.72.41400.41.9+192
Greek
3200.71.42200.61.5+100
Dinka
3130.70.4140.00.1+299
Samoan
2890.60.41220.30.3+167
Serbian
2740.60.71910.50.7+83
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2280.51.8880.21.1+140
map this data in atlas.idCroatian2060.41.11570.41.2+49
Hindi
2050.41.0300.10.5+175
Turkish
1830.41.0950.30.9+89
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian1700.41.8890.21.8+80
German
1530.30.21040.30.3+49
Sinhalese
1370.30.6610.20.4+76
Polish
1370.30.51880.50.6-51
Mandarin
1300.30.7390.10.4+91
Punjabi
1260.30.9120.00.3+114
Cantonese
1130.20.6600.20.5+53
Tongan
890.20.1290.10.1+60
Urdu
810.20.5220.10.3+59
French
700.20.1350.10.1+35
Romanian
550.10.1620.20.1-7
Portuguese
540.10.2170.00.2+37
Non-verbal so described
510.10.2630.20.2-12
Albanian
510.10.3180.00.3+33
Hungarian
490.10.1560.20.1-7
Russian
480.10.1140.00.1+34
Bengali
480.10.170.00.1+41
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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 Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only36,97580.065.831,00385.470.2+5,972
Non-English total6,78514.728.93,64910.124.3+3,136
Not stated2,4735.35.31,6324.55.5+841

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% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Dinka, City of Melton: 0.4% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.4% Serbian, City of Melton: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Maltese, Melton Township: 1.4% Spanish, Melton Township: 0.9% Italian, Melton Township: 0.9% Arabic, Melton Township: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Melton Township: 0.7% Greek, Melton Township: 0.7% Dinka, Melton Township: 0.7% Samoan, Melton Township: 0.6% Serbian, Melton Township: 0.6% Vietnamese, Melton Township: 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 Township: +123 Spanish, Melton Township: +173 Italian, Melton Township: +42 Arabic, Melton Township: +253 Filipino/Tagalog, Melton Township: +192 Greek, Melton Township: +100 Dinka, Melton Township: +299 Samoan, Melton Township: +167 Serbian, Melton Township: +83 Vietnamese, Melton Township: +140
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 Township 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, 80.0% of the population spoke English only, and 14.7% 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 Township was Maltese, with 1.4% of the population, or 658 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (0.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (0.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.5% 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 3,136 or 85.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 5,972 or 19.3%.

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

  • Dinka (+299 persons)
  • Arabic (+253 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+192 persons)
  • Hindi (+175 persons)

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