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Language spoken at home

In the City of Moreland, 39% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian14,3559.72.816,14611.93.3-1,791
map this data in atlas.idArabic8,4155.71.68,0355.91.5+380
map this data in atlas.idGreek8,0245.42.88,5196.33.1-495
Turkish
3,1002.10.82,7952.10.8+305
Mandarin
2,3341.62.52,0521.51.7+282
Urdu
1,8501.30.38690.60.1+981
Nepali
1,3460.90.11940.10.0+1,152
Vietnamese
1,1940.82.11,1240.81.9+70
Punjabi
1,0950.70.72190.20.2+876
Hindi
1,0750.70.86850.50.5+390
Spanish
1,0620.70.78040.60.6+258
Cantonese
1,0490.71.81,0100.71.8+39
Maltese
8520.60.41,0370.80.5-185
Sinhalese
7930.50.75630.40.5+230
Assyrian/Aramaic
7120.50.27840.60.2-72
Filipino/Tagalog
6530.40.75800.40.6+73
Croatian
5820.40.56150.50.5-33
Bengali
5810.40.23780.30.1+203
Polish
5360.40.45970.40.4-61
German
5240.40.44020.30.4+122
French
4770.30.43240.20.3+153
Indonesian
4600.30.33830.30.3+77
Malayalam
4050.30.21340.10.1+271
Telugu
3730.30.22500.20.1+123
Japanese
3090.20.22200.20.2+89
Tamil
3060.20.42410.20.3+65
Malay
2920.20.11300.10.1+162
Serbian
2770.20.43010.20.4-24
Gujarati
2690.20.2770.10.1+192
Non-verbal so described
2660.20.13230.20.2-57
Persian/Dari
2600.20.41580.10.2+102
Macedonian
2560.20.72670.20.8-11
Kurdish
2360.20.01810.10.0+55
Korean
2250.20.31210.10.2+104
Portuguese
2150.10.11900.10.1+25
Thai
2110.10.21660.10.1+45
Ukrainian
1850.10.12410.20.1-56
Russian
1840.10.41510.10.4+33
Samoan
1780.10.22280.20.1-50
Chinese, nfd
1710.10.2800.10.1+91
Pashto
1530.10.1400.00.0+113
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only81,34655.266.474,13254.668.5+7,214
Non-English total58,07339.429.053,58339.526.0+4,490
Not stated7,8255.34.68,0445.95.6-219

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, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Turkish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Urdu, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Nepali, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Italian, City of Moreland: 9.7% Arabic, City of Moreland: 5.7% Greek, City of Moreland: 5.4% Turkish, City of Moreland: 2.1% Mandarin, City of Moreland: 1.6% Urdu, City of Moreland: 1.3% Nepali, City of Moreland: 0.9% Vietnamese, City of Moreland: 0.8% Punjabi, City of Moreland: 0.7% Hindi, City of Moreland: 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, City of Moreland: -1,791 Arabic, City of Moreland: +380 Greek, City of Moreland: -495 Turkish, City of Moreland: +305 Mandarin, City of Moreland: +282 Urdu, City of Moreland: +981 Nepali, City of Moreland: +1,152 Vietnamese, City of Moreland: +70 Punjabi, City of Moreland: +876 Hindi, City of Moreland: +390
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 the City of Moreland in 2011 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, 55.2% of the population spoke English only, and 39.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.4% and 29.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Moreland was Italian, with 9.7% of the population, or 14,355 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (9.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (5.7% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Turkish at home (2.1% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 4,490 or 8.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 7,214 or 9.7%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Moreland between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-1,791 persons)
  • Nepali (+1,152 persons)
  • Urdu (+981 persons)
  • Punjabi (+876 persons)

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