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Melton East

Language spoken at home

In Melton East, 42% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Melton East'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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Filipino/Tagalog
2,2073.92.41,3683.71.9+839
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian1,8323.21.81,2553.41.8+577
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,7043.01.88112.21.1+893
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,5092.71.91,1453.12.1+364
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,3572.42.11,0152.72.3+342
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,2492.21.56921.91.1+557
Spanish
1,2402.21.51,0612.91.6+179
Greek
1,2152.11.49232.51.5+292
map this data in atlas.idCroatian9421.71.17372.01.2+205
Hindi
8741.51.03490.90.5+525
Turkish
8491.51.05351.40.9+314
Punjabi
7891.40.92550.70.3+534
Mandarin
6061.10.72920.80.4+314
Cantonese
5551.00.63651.00.5+190
Sinhalese
5461.00.62780.80.4+268
Hakka
5190.90.53060.80.4+213
Serbian
5060.90.73881.10.7+118
Urdu
4690.80.52380.60.3+231
Polish
3350.60.52470.70.6+88
Tamil
3130.60.31220.30.2+191
Bosnian
3070.50.31670.50.2+140
Albanian
2940.50.31860.50.3+108
Persian/Dari
2250.40.2420.10.1+183
Amharic
2220.40.21300.40.2+92
Telugu
1960.30.2160.00.0+180
Portuguese
1900.30.21210.30.2+69
Indonesian
1550.30.2780.20.1+77
Samoan
1490.30.4710.20.3+78
Malayalam
1400.20.2490.10.1+91
Gujarati
1220.20.1250.10.0+97
Thai
1120.20.1610.20.1+51
Korean
1100.20.1210.10.0+89
Assyrian/Aramaic
1040.20.1670.20.1+37
Bengali
1030.20.1520.10.1+51
Non-verbal so described
1030.20.21130.30.2-10
Tigrinya
920.20.1--------
Lao
900.20.1560.20.1+34
German
900.20.2600.20.3+30
Slovak
890.20.1580.20.1+31
Marathi
820.10.1240.10.0+58
Romanian
810.10.1600.20.1+21
Dinka
770.10.4460.10.1+31
Japanese
700.10.1130.00.0+57
French
680.10.1410.10.1+27
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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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only30,60954.065.820,36455.170.2+10,245
Non-English total23,96342.328.914,69839.824.3+9,265
Not stated2,0633.65.31,8785.15.5+185

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 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Melton: 2.4% Macedonian, City of Melton: 1.8% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.8% Italian, City of Melton: 1.9% Maltese, City of Melton: 2.1% Arabic, City of Melton: 1.5% Spanish, City of Melton: 1.5% Greek, City of Melton: 1.4% Croatian, City of Melton: 1.1% Hindi, City of Melton: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Melton East: 3.9% Macedonian, Melton East: 3.2% Vietnamese, Melton East: 3.0% Italian, Melton East: 2.7% Maltese, Melton East: 2.4% Arabic, Melton East: 2.2% Spanish, Melton East: 2.2% Greek, Melton East: 2.1% Croatian, Melton East: 1.7% Hindi, Melton East: 1.5%
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 Filipino/Tagalog, Melton East: +839 Macedonian, Melton East: +577 Vietnamese, Melton East: +893 Italian, Melton East: +364 Maltese, Melton East: +342 Arabic, Melton East: +557 Spanish, Melton East: +179 Greek, Melton East: +292 Croatian, Melton East: +205 Hindi, Melton East: +525
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 East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 54.0% of the population spoke English only, and 42.3% 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 East was Filipino/Tagalog, with 3.9% of the population, or 2,207 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (3.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (3.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.0% 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 9,265 or 63.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 10,245 or 50.3%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+893 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+839 persons)
  • Macedonian (+577 persons)
  • Arabic (+557 persons)

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