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Modbury Heights

Language spoken at home

In Modbury Heights, 8% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian631.22.0540.92.1+9
map this data in atlas.idGreek320.60.7260.40.8+6
Mandarin
300.60.6150.30.3+15
map this data in atlas.idArabic270.50.580.10.4+19
Japanese
260.50.190.20.1+17

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,82489.486.55,24391.988.3-419
Non-English total4538.410.93666.49.0+87
Not stated1172.22.6961.72.7+21

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Japanese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Italian, Modbury Heights: 1.2% Greek, Modbury Heights: 0.6% Mandarin, Modbury Heights: 0.6% Arabic, Modbury Heights: 0.5% Japanese, Modbury Heights: 0.5%
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, Modbury Heights: +9 Greek, Modbury Heights: +6 Mandarin, Modbury Heights: +15 Arabic, Modbury Heights: +19 Japanese, Modbury Heights: +17
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 Modbury Heights in 2011 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, 89.4% of the population spoke English only, and 8.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.5% and 10.9% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Modbury Heights was Italian, with 1.2% of the population, or 63 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Modbury Heights and City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 87 or 23.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 419 or 8.0%.

There were no major differences in Modbury Heights between 2006 and 2011.

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