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Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Language spoken at home

In Urrbrae - Springfield and District, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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.

Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek382.32.4392.22.5-1
Cantonese
362.20.6311.80.5+5
map this data in atlas.idItalian291.71.0211.21.1+8
map this data in atlas.idMandarin271.61.3130.71.0+14

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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,42085.584.01,51686.985.3-96
Non-English total21112.713.420511.711.7+6
Not stated301.82.6251.43.0+5

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% Cantonese, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Greek, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 2.3% Cantonese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 2.2% Italian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.7% Mandarin, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.6%
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 Greek, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -1 Cantonese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +5 Italian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +8 Mandarin, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +14
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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 85.5% of the population spoke English only, and 12.7% 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District was Greek, with 2.3% of the population, or 38 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Urrbrae - Springfield and District and the City of Mitcham in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (2.2% compared to 0.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 6 or 2.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 96 or 6.3%.

There were no major differences in Urrbrae - Springfield and District between 2006 and 2011.

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