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Language spoken at home

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In Mount Martha, 3% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
German
1050.60.4840.50.4+21
map this data in atlas.idItalian870.51.01470.91.0-60
map this data in atlas.idGreek830.50.7920.50.7-9
Spanish
420.20.2340.20.2+8
Dutch
310.20.2390.20.3-8
Mandarin
260.10.3150.10.1+11
French
240.10.2320.20.2-8
Cantonese
210.10.1120.10.1+9
Japanese
210.10.160.00.1+15

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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only16,95292.488.915,63291.690.3+1,320
Non-English total6313.45.46673.95.0-36
Not stated7544.15.77694.54.7-15

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 German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Spanish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Mandarin, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Japanese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Cantonese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% German, Mount Martha: 0.6% Italian, Mount Martha: 0.5% Greek, Mount Martha: 0.5% Spanish, Mount Martha: 0.2% Dutch, Mount Martha: 0.2% Mandarin, Mount Martha: 0.1% French, Mount Martha: 0.1% Japanese, Mount Martha: 0.1% Cantonese, Mount Martha: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 German, Mount Martha: +21 Italian, Mount Martha: -60 Greek, Mount Martha: -9 Spanish, Mount Martha: +8 Dutch, Mount Martha: -8 Mandarin, Mount Martha: +11 French, Mount Martha: -8 Japanese, Mount Martha: +15 Cantonese, Mount Martha: +9
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 Mount Martha in 2016 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, 92.4% of the population spoke English only, and 3.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 88.9% and 5.4% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Mount Martha was German, with 0.6% of the population, or 105 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Mount Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 36 or 5.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,320 or 8.4%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Mount Martha between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Italian (-60 persons)

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