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Keilor East

Language spoken at home

In Keilor East, 37% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Keilor 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.

Keilor 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
Keilor East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,72313.08.11,90814.69.3-185
map this data in atlas.idGreek7725.83.57675.93.6+5
Vietnamese
2992.32.13092.41.9-10
map this data in atlas.idArabic2231.71.52071.61.3+16
Cantonese
2061.61.71951.51.8+11
Maltese
1651.20.71681.30.7-3
Spanish
1501.10.91160.90.8+34
Croatian
1501.10.91591.20.8-9
Macedonian
1471.10.41030.80.4+44
Filipino/Tagalog
960.70.4710.50.3+25
Mandarin
770.61.3690.51.0+8
Punjabi
740.60.4420.30.1+32
Polish
690.50.4770.60.4-8
Serbian
500.40.2540.40.2-4
Assyrian/Aramaic
480.40.1480.40.10
Turkish
480.40.5580.40.4-10
Hindi
450.30.6280.20.3+17
Slovene
300.20.1430.30.1-13
Tamil
290.20.2200.20.1+9
Ukrainian
280.20.3340.30.3-6
Sinhalese
260.20.3330.30.3-7
Portuguese
260.20.1310.20.1-5
Japanese
240.20.2150.10.1+9
German
220.20.3290.20.3-7
Thai
220.20.190.10.1+13
Hungarian
210.20.1160.10.1+5
French
210.20.380.10.2+13
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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
Keilor East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,81959.065.77,77059.565.6+49
Non-English total4,88236.829.64,83437.028.7+48
Not stated5534.24.74633.55.7+90

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.5% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.7% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Macedonian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Italian, Keilor East: 13.0% Greek, Keilor East: 5.8% Vietnamese, Keilor East: 2.3% Arabic, Keilor East: 1.7% Cantonese, Keilor East: 1.6% Maltese, Keilor East: 1.2% Spanish, Keilor East: 1.1% Croatian, Keilor East: 1.1% Macedonian, Keilor East: 1.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Keilor East: 0.7%
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 Italian, Keilor East: -185 Greek, Keilor East: +5 Vietnamese, Keilor East: -10 Arabic, Keilor East: +16 Cantonese, Keilor East: +11 Maltese, Keilor East: -3 Spanish, Keilor East: +34 Croatian, Keilor East: -9 Macedonian, Keilor East: +44 Filipino/Tagalog, Keilor East: +25
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 Keilor East in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 59.0% of the population spoke English only, and 36.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.7% and 29.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Keilor East was Italian, with 13.0% of the population, or 1,723 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (13.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.8% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 48 or 1.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 49 or 0.6%.

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

  • Italian (-185 persons)

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