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Language spoken at home

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In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 5% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,5451.02.31,4591.02.8+86
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,1580.72.41,0470.72.8+111
German
6630.40.45650.40.4+98
Mandarin
4270.34.12120.12.5+215
French
3790.20.42720.20.4+107
Dutch
3340.20.13640.30.2-30
Spanish
3200.20.82310.20.7+89
Croatian
2730.20.42790.20.5-6
Filipino/Tagalog
2650.20.81620.10.7+103
Thai
1790.10.21110.10.2+68
Polish
1720.10.31230.10.4+49
Cantonese
1630.11.71690.11.8-6
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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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
137,79388.962.0130,62390.366.4+7,170
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total8,3755.432.37,1605.029.0+1,215
Not stated
8,7985.75.66,8264.74.6+1,972

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% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% French, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Croatian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Thai, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Mandarin, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Spanish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Croatian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Thai, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 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 Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +86 Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +111 German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +98 Mandarin, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +215 French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +107 Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -30 Spanish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +89 Croatian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -6 Filipino/Tagalog, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +103 Thai, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +68
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 88.9% of the population spoke English only, and 5.4% 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire was Italian, with 1.0% of the population, or 1,545 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.0% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,215 or 17.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 7,170 or 5.5%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+215 persons)
  • Greek (+111 persons)
  • French (+107 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+103 persons)

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