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Mount Martha

Language spoken at home

In Mount Martha, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Mount Martha'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.

Mount Martha'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
Mount Martha - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1470.91.0910.61.0+56
map this data in atlas.idGreek920.50.7720.50.7+20
German
840.50.4720.50.4+12
Dutch
390.20.3320.20.3+7
Spanish
340.20.2340.20.10
French
320.20.2150.10.1+17
Russian
240.10.0200.10.0+4

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
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only15,63291.690.313,55492.289.0+2,078
Non-English total6673.95.05083.54.4+159
Not stated7694.54.76354.36.5+134

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Spanish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Russian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.0% Italian, Mount Martha: 0.9% Greek, Mount Martha: 0.5% German, Mount Martha: 0.5% Dutch, Mount Martha: 0.2% Spanish, Mount Martha: 0.2% French, Mount Martha: 0.2% Russian, Mount Martha: 0.1%
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, Mount Martha: +56 Greek, Mount Martha: +20 German, Mount Martha: +12 Dutch, Mount Martha: +7 Spanish, Mount Martha: 0 French, Mount Martha: +17 Russian, Mount Martha: +4
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 Mount Martha 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, 91.6% of the population spoke English only, and 3.9% 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 Mount Martha was Italian, with 0.9% of the population, or 147 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Mount Martha 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 increased by 159 or 31.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,078 or 15.3%.

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

  • Italian (+56 persons)

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