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Sydenham District

Language spoken at home

In Sydenham District, 47% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Sydenham District'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 District'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 District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,0384.414.22,0324.412.6+6
Macedonian
2,0274.42.92,2594.83.5-232
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,9804.33.22,1764.73.8-196
Greek
1,7203.73.21,7633.83.7-43
Arabic
1,4623.22.31,4533.12.2+9
Croatian
1,4333.12.21,6823.62.7-249
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,2312.73.31,4023.04.0-171
Filipino/Tagalog
1,0892.32.79632.12.3+126
Punjabi
9652.12.34330.90.6+532
Turkish
8851.91.51,0822.31.8-197
Spanish
6811.51.67221.51.9-41
Cantonese
6421.42.46381.42.4+4
Hindi
5231.11.03170.70.6+206
Hakka
4731.00.64691.00.6+4
Sinhalese
4451.00.53210.70.4+124
Serbian
4090.91.03650.81.2+44
Mandarin
3790.81.13190.70.7+60
Polish
3730.80.94491.01.2-76
Albanian
2650.60.53660.80.6-101
Tamil
2010.40.31870.40.2+14
Urdu
1670.40.51160.20.2+51
Malayalam
1430.30.2410.10.1+102
Bosnian
1420.30.71510.30.8-9
Assyrian/Aramaic
1330.30.1900.20.1+43
Lao
1230.30.21250.30.2-2
Samoan
1080.20.5570.10.3+51
German
1000.20.31060.20.4-6
Hungarian
930.20.1660.10.2+27
Romanian
840.20.2900.20.2-6
Ukrainian
840.20.2840.20.30
French
830.20.1500.10.1+33
Portuguese
820.20.21100.20.2-28
Non-verbal so described
810.20.2790.20.2+2
Telugu
800.20.2120.00.1+68
Indonesian
710.20.2460.10.1+25
Dinka
630.10.6370.10.5+26
Russian
550.10.1310.10.1+24
Bengali
540.10.3310.10.1+23
Slovene
510.10.1480.10.1+3
Gujarati
490.10.1330.10.0+16
Persian/Dari
470.10.1290.10.1+18
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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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only22,58448.737.923,06049.540.7-476
Non-English total21,89647.256.221,62246.453.7+274
Not stated1,9174.15.91,9124.15.5+5

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 14.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Turkish, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Vietnamese, Sydenham District: 4.4% Macedonian, Sydenham District: 4.4% Italian, Sydenham District: 4.3% Greek, Sydenham District: 3.7% Arabic, Sydenham District: 3.2% Croatian, Sydenham District: 3.1% Maltese, Sydenham District: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham District: 2.3% Punjabi, Sydenham District: 2.1% Turkish, Sydenham District: 1.9%
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 Vietnamese, Sydenham District: +6 Macedonian, Sydenham District: -232 Italian, Sydenham District: -196 Greek, Sydenham District: -43 Arabic, Sydenham District: +9 Croatian, Sydenham District: -249 Maltese, Sydenham District: -171 Filipino/Tagalog, Sydenham District: +126 Punjabi, Sydenham District: +532 Turkish, Sydenham District: -197
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 District 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, 48.7% of the population spoke English only, and 47.2% 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 District was Vietnamese, with 4.4% of the population, or 2,038 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (4.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.4% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 274 or 1.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 476 or 2.1%.

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

  • Punjabi (+532 persons)
  • Croatian (-249 persons)
  • Macedonian (-232 persons)
  • Hindi (+206 persons)

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