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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Language spoken at home

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 3% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
German250.60.4260.70.4-1

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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,91591.590.33,57191.689.0+343
Non-English total1082.55.01112.84.4-3
Not stated2576.04.72195.66.5+38

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 German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 91.5% of the population spoke English only, and 2.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 90.3% and 5.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers was German, with 0.6% of the population, or 25 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 3 or 2.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 344 or 9.6%.

There were no major differences in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2006 and 2011.

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