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Sydenham

Language spoken at home

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In Sydenham, 47% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
6886.42.94504.42.3+238
Filipino/Tagalog
4043.82.72962.92.7+108
Macedonian
3122.92.43103.02.9+2
map this data in atlas.idItalian3102.92.53463.33.2-36
Croatian
2722.51.83153.02.2-43
Arabic
2632.52.22402.32.3+23
Hindi
2562.41.22172.11.0+39
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2532.416.21801.714.2+73
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2071.92.62132.13.3-6
Greek
1961.82.71981.93.2-2
Spanish
1861.71.51871.81.6-1
Mandarin
1631.51.51271.21.1+36
Sinhalese
1451.40.51691.60.5-24
Turkish
1000.91.21281.21.5-28
Tamil
950.90.7620.60.3+33
Malayalam
880.80.2740.70.2+14
Urdu
870.80.7740.70.5+13
Cantonese
870.82.1700.72.4+17
Serbian
780.70.8710.71.0+7
Telugu
770.70.3660.60.2+11
Polish
480.40.7470.50.9+1
Persian/Dari
410.40.5230.20.1+18
Samoan
400.40.8460.40.5-6
Hakka
340.30.5580.60.6-24
Albanian
290.30.5310.30.5-2
Lao
280.30.2280.30.20
Indonesian
270.30.2300.30.2-3
Portuguese
270.30.2210.20.2+6
German
260.20.2180.20.3+8
Non-verbal so described
210.20.2320.30.2-11
Assyrian/Aramaic
200.20.280.10.1+12
Korean
200.20.1120.10.1+8
Gujarati
180.20.1380.40.1-20
Bosnian
170.20.5270.30.7-10
Tongan
170.20.330.00.2+14
Nepali
160.10.300.00.2+16
Bengali
150.10.3160.20.3-1
French
140.10.1260.30.1-12
Hungarian
140.10.1270.30.1-13
Marathi
140.10.080.10.0+6
Slovak
130.10.1130.10.10
Russian
130.10.1240.20.1-11
Swahili
100.10.130.00.1+7
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
5,03847.135.75,24050.737.9-202
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,98146.658.44,53843.956.2+443
Not stated
6796.35.95515.35.9+128

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 Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Hindi, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Punjabi, Sydenham: 6.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham: 3.8% Macedonian, Sydenham: 2.9% Italian, Sydenham: 2.9% Croatian, Sydenham: 2.5% Arabic, Sydenham: 2.5% Hindi, Sydenham: 2.4% Vietnamese, Sydenham: 2.4% Maltese, Sydenham: 1.9% Greek, Sydenham: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Punjabi, Sydenham: +238 Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham: +108 Macedonian, Sydenham: +2 Italian, Sydenham: -36 Croatian, Sydenham: -43 Arabic, Sydenham: +23 Hindi, Sydenham: +39 Vietnamese, Sydenham: +73 Maltese, Sydenham: -6 Greek, Sydenham: -2
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 Sydenham in 2016 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, 47.1% of the population spoke English only, and 46.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 35.7% and 58.4% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Sydenham was Punjabi, with 6.4% of the population, or 688 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (6.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (2.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (2.4% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 443 or 9.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 202 or 3.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Sydenham between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Punjabi (+238 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+108 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+73 persons)

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