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North - East Region

Language spoken at home

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In North - East Region, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin5482.52.32040.91.3+344
map this data in atlas.idGreek4822.22.25012.32.4-19
map this data in atlas.idItalian2421.10.92691.21.0-27
Cantonese
1050.50.61590.70.6-54
Korean
770.40.3730.30.3+4
German
740.30.61050.50.7-31
Urdu
680.30.3420.20.2+26
French
620.30.3460.20.3+16
Vietnamese
520.20.4380.20.1+14
Nepali
520.20.2490.20.1+3
Japanese
500.20.2400.20.2+10
Persian/Dari
490.20.3300.10.2+19
Hindi
480.20.3200.10.2+28
Afrikaans
450.20.2380.20.2+7
Spanish
400.20.2280.10.2+12
Arabic
400.20.6720.30.6-32
Polish
400.20.3580.30.3-18
Sinhalese
360.20.2240.10.2+12
Punjabi
350.20.2390.20.2-4
Russian
340.20.2300.10.2+4
Telugu
330.20.1220.10.1+11
Bengali
300.10.2220.10.2+8
Filipino/Tagalog
300.10.3160.10.3+14
Chinese, nfd
260.10.1250.10.1+1
Tamil
230.10.2230.10.10
Dutch
210.10.2380.20.2-17
Indonesian
200.10.590.00.4+11
Serbian
190.10.1200.10.1-1
Thai
190.10.1180.10.1+1
Portuguese
150.10.1150.10.10
Ukrainian
120.10.1200.10.1-8
Non-verbal so described
120.10.230.00.1+9
Czech
100.00.040.00.0+6
Latvian
100.00.1170.10.1-7
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
18,33584.381.718,78486.784.0-449
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,62512.114.72,37010.913.4+255
Not stated
7833.63.65042.32.6+279

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Greek, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Italian, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Cantonese, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Korean, City of Mitcham: 0.3% German, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Urdu, City of Mitcham: 0.3% French, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Nepali, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Vietnamese, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Mandarin, North - East Region: 2.5% Greek, North - East Region: 2.2% Italian, North - East Region: 1.1% Cantonese, North - East Region: 0.5% Korean, North - East Region: 0.4% German, North - East Region: 0.3% Urdu, North - East Region: 0.3% French, North - East Region: 0.3% Nepali, North - East Region: 0.2% Vietnamese, North - East Region: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, North - East Region: +344 Greek, North - East Region: -19 Italian, North - East Region: -27 Cantonese, North - East Region: -54 Korean, North - East Region: +4 German, North - East Region: -31 Urdu, North - East Region: +26 French, North - East Region: +16 Nepali, North - East Region: +3 Vietnamese, North - East Region: +14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 84.3% of the population spoke English only, and 12.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 81.7% and 14.7% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in North - East Region was Mandarin, with 2.5% of the population, or 548 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between North - East Region and City of Mitcham in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 255 or 10.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 449 or 2.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in North - East Region between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+344 persons)
  • Cantonese (-54 persons)

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