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Modbury Heights

Language spoken at home

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In Modbury Heights, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Modbury Heights'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.

Modbury Heights'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
Modbury Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
521.01.2300.60.6+22
map this data in atlas.idItalian500.91.8631.22.0-13
Punjabi
430.80.6100.20.2+33
Cantonese
330.60.4150.30.3+18
Korean
330.60.3110.20.1+22
Hindi
310.60.460.10.2+25
Persian/Dari
290.50.4140.30.2+15
map this data in atlas.idGreek280.50.6320.60.7-4
Kurdish
250.50.2100.20.2+15
Gujarati
230.40.300.00.1+23
Spanish
190.30.4180.30.3+1
Japanese
180.30.1260.50.1-8
Filipino/Tagalog
180.30.4160.30.3+2
Afrikaans
170.30.2150.30.2+2
Polish
170.30.5170.30.60
Sinhalese
130.20.300.00.1+13
map this data in atlas.idGerman130.20.5120.20.6+1
Urdu
130.20.100.00.0+13
Vietnamese
120.20.270.10.2+5
French
110.20.180.10.1+3
Bengali
100.20.100.00.1+10
Russian
100.20.2140.30.2-4
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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
Modbury Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,67985.683.84,82489.486.5-145
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total63111.512.64538.410.9+178
Not stated
1592.93.51172.22.6+42

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 Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Punjabi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Korean, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Hindi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Persian/Dari, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Kurdish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Gujarati, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Mandarin, Modbury Heights: 1.0% Italian, Modbury Heights: 0.9% Punjabi, Modbury Heights: 0.8% Korean, Modbury Heights: 0.6% Cantonese, Modbury Heights: 0.6% Hindi, Modbury Heights: 0.6% Persian/Dari, Modbury Heights: 0.5% Greek, Modbury Heights: 0.5% Kurdish, Modbury Heights: 0.5% Gujarati, Modbury Heights: 0.4%
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 Mandarin, Modbury Heights: +22 Italian, Modbury Heights: -13 Punjabi, Modbury Heights: +33 Korean, Modbury Heights: +22 Cantonese, Modbury Heights: +18 Hindi, Modbury Heights: +25 Persian/Dari, Modbury Heights: +15 Greek, Modbury Heights: -4 Kurdish, Modbury Heights: +15 Gujarati, Modbury Heights: +23
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 Modbury Heights in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully 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, 85.6% of the population spoke English only, and 11.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 83.8% and 12.6% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Modbury Heights was Mandarin, with 1.0% of the population, or 52 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Modbury Heights and City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 178 or 39.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 145 or 3.0%.

There were no major differences in Modbury Heights between 2011 and 2016.

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