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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Moreland, 38% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Moreland'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.

The City of Moreland'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
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian12,7977.92.314,3559.72.8-1,558
map this data in atlas.idArabic7,9174.91.78,4155.71.6-498
map this data in atlas.idGreek7,4264.62.48,0245.42.8-598
Urdu
3,8342.40.51,8501.30.3+1,984
Mandarin
3,1732.04.12,3341.62.5+839
Turkish
2,9671.80.73,1002.10.8-133
Nepali
2,5091.50.21,3460.90.1+1,163
Spanish
1,5541.00.81,0620.70.7+492
Vietnamese
1,4610.92.31,1940.82.1+267
Hindi
1,2570.81.11,0750.70.8+182
Cantonese
1,0460.61.71,0490.71.8-3
Punjabi
9420.61.21,0950.70.7-153
Filipino/Tagalog
8700.50.86530.40.7+217
Maltese
7510.50.48520.60.4-101
Bengali
7250.40.25810.40.2+144
Sinhalese
7200.40.87930.50.7-73
Assyrian/Aramaic
7150.40.37120.50.2+3
Indonesian
6420.40.44600.30.3+182
Persian/Dari
6110.40.82600.20.4+351
German
5960.40.45240.40.4+72
French
5810.40.44770.30.4+104
Malayalam
5300.30.34050.30.2+125
Croatian
5060.30.45820.40.5-76
Polish
4590.30.35360.40.4-77
Japanese
4430.30.23090.20.2+134
Telugu
4000.20.33730.30.2+27
Tamil
3970.20.63060.20.4+91
Thai
3850.20.22110.10.2+174
Non-verbal so described
3510.20.22660.20.1+85
Portuguese
3300.20.22150.10.1+115
Serbian
2960.20.42770.20.4+19
Korean
2860.20.32250.20.3+61
Macedonian
2660.20.62560.20.7+10
Pashto
2630.20.11530.10.1+110
Gujarati
2300.10.32690.20.2-39
Kurdish
2150.10.02360.20.0-21
Russian
1980.10.41840.10.4+14
Malay
1930.10.12920.20.1-99
Samoan
1660.10.21780.10.2-12
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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
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
91,02856.062.081,34655.266.4+9,682
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total62,03138.232.358,07339.429.0+3,958
Not stated
9,4925.85.67,8255.34.6+1,667

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 Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Urdu, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Turkish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Nepali, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Italian, City of Moreland: 7.9% Arabic, City of Moreland: 4.9% Greek, City of Moreland: 4.6% Urdu, City of Moreland: 2.4% Mandarin, City of Moreland: 2.0% Turkish, City of Moreland: 1.8% Nepali, City of Moreland: 1.5% Spanish, City of Moreland: 1.0% Vietnamese, City of Moreland: 0.9% Hindi, City of Moreland: 0.8%
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 Italian, City of Moreland: -1,558 Arabic, City of Moreland: -498 Greek, City of Moreland: -598 Urdu, City of Moreland: +1,984 Mandarin, City of Moreland: +839 Turkish, City of Moreland: -133 Nepali, City of Moreland: +1,163 Spanish, City of Moreland: +492 Vietnamese, City of Moreland: +267 Hindi, City of Moreland: +182
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 the City of Moreland in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 56.0% of the population spoke English only, and 38.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.0% and 32.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Moreland was Italian, with 7.9% of the population, or 12,797 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (7.9% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (4.9% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,958 or 6.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 9,682 or 11.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Moreland between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Urdu (+1,984 persons)
  • Italian (-1,558 persons)
  • Nepali (+1,163 persons)
  • Mandarin (+839 persons)

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