In Victoria, 25.9% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Victoria is home to people from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The above statistic shows just how culturally diverse the population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language. NAATI translators enable clear communication between our diverse community.

So, what are the top 10 languages spoken in Victoria?

Top 10 Languages Spoken in Victoria:

According to the 2016 Census, the Top 10 Languages Spoken in Victoria are:

  1. Mandarin
  2. Italian
  3. Greek
  4. Vietnamese
  5. Arabic
  6. Cantonese
  7. Punjabi
  8. Hindi
  9. Filipino/Tagalog
  10. Persian/Dari

Now let’s compare the 2016 Census data with the 2011 Census.

Here are Victoria‘s Top 10 Languages Spoken at home, excluding English.

Top 10 Languages Spoken in Victoria (excluding English)

# Languages 2016 2011
1 Mandarin 191,793 103,793
2 Italian 112,272 124,857
3 Greek 110,707 116,825
4 Vietnamese 103,430 86,596
5 Arabic 79,589 68,416
6 Cantonese 78,079 72,904
7 Punjabi 56,171 31,052
8 Hindi 51,241 32,739
9 Filipino/Tagalog 40,827 30,995
10 Persian/Dari 37,883 15,823