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In Sydenham, 44% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Sydenham'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.

Sydenham'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
Sydenham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Punjabi
4504.42.3830.90.6+367
map this data in atlas.idItalian3463.33.23443.63.8+2
Croatian
3153.02.23143.32.7+1
Macedonian
3103.02.93583.73.5-48
Filipino/Tagalog
2962.92.71851.92.3+111
Arabic
2402.32.32322.42.2+8
Hindi
2172.11.0820.90.6+135
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2132.13.32432.54.0-30
Greek
1981.93.21932.03.7+5
Spanish
1871.81.61691.81.9+18
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1801.714.21671.712.6+13
Sinhalese
1691.60.51431.50.4+26
Turkish
1281.21.51811.91.8-53
Mandarin
1271.21.1860.90.7+41
Urdu
740.70.5390.40.2+35
Malayalam
740.70.2140.10.1+60
Serbian
710.71.0620.61.2+9
Cantonese
700.72.4560.62.4+14
Telugu
660.60.230.00.1+63
Tamil
620.60.3380.40.2+24
Hakka
580.60.6530.60.6+5
Polish
470.50.9620.61.2-15
Samoan
460.40.5210.20.3+25
Gujarati
380.40.1180.20.0+20
Non-verbal so described
320.30.2220.20.2+10
Albanian
310.30.5530.60.6-22
Indonesian
300.30.2100.10.1+20
Lao
280.30.2220.20.2+6
Bosnian
270.30.7180.20.8+9
Hungarian
270.30.1220.20.2+5
French
260.30.1220.20.1+4
Russian
240.20.130.00.1+21
Persian/Dari
230.20.1180.20.1+5
Portuguese
210.20.2290.30.2-8
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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
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,24050.737.95,43956.540.7-199
Non-English total4,53843.956.23,63937.853.7+899
Not stated5515.35.95505.75.5+1

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 Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Hindi, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Spanish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Punjabi, Sydenham: 4.4% Italian, Sydenham: 3.3% Croatian, Sydenham: 3.0% Macedonian, Sydenham: 3.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham: 2.9% Arabic, Sydenham: 2.3% Hindi, Sydenham: 2.1% Maltese, Sydenham: 2.1% Greek, Sydenham: 1.9% Spanish, Sydenham: 1.8%
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 Punjabi, Sydenham: +367 Italian, Sydenham: +2 Croatian, Sydenham: +1 Macedonian, Sydenham: -48 Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham: +111 Arabic, Sydenham: +8 Hindi, Sydenham: +135 Maltese, Sydenham: -30 Greek, Sydenham: +5 Spanish, Sydenham: +18
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 Sydenham in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 50.7% of the population spoke English only, and 43.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 37.9% and 56.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Sydenham was Punjabi, with 4.4% of the population, or 450 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Sydenham and City of Brimbank in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (4.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.9% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 899 or 24.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 199 or 3.7%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Sydenham between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Punjabi (+367 persons)
  • Hindi (+135 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+111 persons)
  • Telugu (+63 persons)

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