Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Research Report 2012 - Page 14

13 Australia.13 Population growth in Whittlesea during the eleven-year period from 1999 to 2010 was 14 31%, the second fastest and second largest population growth of any LGA in Victoria. Whittlesea’s population is diverse with a larger proportion of people born overseas (34%) and a larger proportion of people born in non-English speaking countries (32%) than the Melbourne 15 statistical average. The City of Whittlesea also has a larger percentage of people born in Italy, Greece, Macedonia, India, Iraq and other Arabic speaking countries and a smaller percentage of people born in the United Kingdom when compared to greater Melbourne. Census figures indicate that the municipality is undergoing a demographic change with an overall decrease in the number of residents born in Italy, Greece and Macedonia and an increase in residents born in India, China, Sri Lanka, UK, the Philippines and Iraq with the biggest increases in the number of residents born in India, China and Sri Lanka.16 43% of City of Whittlesea residents speak a language other than English at home (either exclusively or in addition to English) a figure which is higher than the Melbourne statistical average (29%). The most common language spoken is Macedonian however the biggest increases have recently been in those speaking Arabic, followed by Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese. City of Whittlesea also has a larger proportion (22.4%) of people who speak a language other than English but speak English not well or not at all. A larger proportion of City of Whittlesea residents nominated a religion (80%) than in Greater Melbourne and the most commonly nominated religion was Christianity (81%) followed by Islam (8%). The proportion of the overall population of the City of Whittlesea aged under 25 is 35% compared to 32% of Greater Melbourne. While the City of W ?????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????5????????e?????()9???????????????? ????????)]??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????(??()]?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????I??????????!????????)????????M??????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????)?????? ?????]????????????????????????????Y???????Q??? ?????]??????????????????????(???1?????????????????????????????!???????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!???????????)??????M???????????????????? ?????]??????????????????????((??()????????? ???????M??????m Mt??????????I????????A?????????????????????????????? ???????9??????????)????????? ???????M??????? ???????? ?????]????????(??)Y???????1??????????????????????????????????????????(??)????????? ???????M??????????? ????????A????????????!?????(??)Y???????1??????????????????????????????????????????(??)Q????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????I??????????!????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????(??)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????((0