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North - East Region

Language spoken at home

In North - East Region, 11% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

North - East Region'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.

North - East Region'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
North - East Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek5012.32.45332.52.5-32
map this data in atlas.idItalian2691.21.02291.11.1+40
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2040.91.31610.71.0+43
Cantonese
1590.70.61390.60.5+20
German
1050.50.71080.50.8-3
Korean
730.30.3340.20.1+39
Arabic
720.30.6550.30.5+17
Polish
580.30.3410.20.3+17
Nepali
490.20.100.00.0+49
French
460.20.3530.20.2-7
Urdu
420.20.290.00.1+33
Japanese
400.20.2650.30.2-25
Punjabi
390.20.2170.10.1+22
Vietnamese
380.20.1250.10.1+13
Afrikaans
380.20.2150.10.1+23
Dutch
380.20.2290.10.2+9
Persian/Dari
300.10.2320.10.2-2
Russian
300.10.2360.20.2-6
Hungarian
290.10.190.00.1+20
Spanish
280.10.2320.20.1-4
Chinese, nfd
250.10.1100.00.1+15
Gujarati
240.10.130.00.0+21
Croatian
240.10.2180.10.2+6
Sinhalese
240.10.260.00.1+18
Tamil
230.10.190.00.1+14
Bengali
220.10.2120.10.1+10
Telugu
220.10.1160.10.0+6
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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
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only18,78586.784.018,91587.885.3-130
Non-English total2,37010.913.42,0359.411.7+335
Not stated5042.32.65892.73.0-85

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% Italian, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Cantonese, City of Mitcham: 0.6% German, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Korean, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Arabic, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Polish, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Nepali, City of Mitcham: 0.1% French, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Greek, North - East Region: 2.3% Italian, North - East Region: 1.2% Mandarin, North - East Region: 0.9% Cantonese, North - East Region: 0.7% German, North - East Region: 0.5% Korean, North - East Region: 0.3% Arabic, North - East Region: 0.3% Polish, North - East Region: 0.3% Nepali, North - East Region: 0.2% French, North - East Region: 0.2%
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, North - East Region: -32 Italian, North - East Region: +40 Mandarin, North - East Region: +43 Cantonese, North - East Region: +20 German, North - East Region: -3 Korean, North - East Region: +39 Arabic, North - East Region: +17 Polish, North - East Region: +17 Nepali, North - East Region: +49 French, North - East Region: -7
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 North - East Region 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, 86.7% of the population spoke English only, and 10.9% 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 North - East Region was Greek, with 2.3% of the population, or 501 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between North - East Region and City of Mitcham in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 335 or 16.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 130 or 0.7%.

There were no major differences in North - East Region between 2006 and 2011.

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