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Melrose Park

Language spoken at home

In Melrose Park, 18% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Melrose Park'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.

Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek884.12.4994.72.5-11
map this data in atlas.idMandarin562.61.360.31.0+50
map this data in atlas.idItalian311.41.0391.91.1-8
Arabic
271.30.6160.80.5+11

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
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,68878.984.01,66579.485.3+23
Non-English total39218.313.431915.211.7+73
Not stated602.82.61125.33.0-52

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 Greek, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Italian, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Arabic, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Greek, Melrose Park: 4.1% Mandarin, Melrose Park: 2.6% Italian, Melrose Park: 1.4% Arabic, Melrose Park: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Greek, Melrose Park: -11 Mandarin, Melrose Park: +50 Italian, Melrose Park: -8 Arabic, Melrose Park: +11
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 Melrose Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 78.9% of the population spoke English only, and 18.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 84.0% and 13.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Melrose Park was Greek, with 4.1% of the population, or 88 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.6% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 73 or 22.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 23 or 1.4%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+50 persons)

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