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Bedford Park

Language spoken at home

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In Bedford Park, 46% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Bedford Park'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.

Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin18110.22.31518.31.3+30
Indonesian
1045.90.5985.40.4+6
Vietnamese
945.30.4110.60.1+83
Arabic
593.30.6251.40.6+34
Cantonese
412.30.6422.30.6-1
map this data in atlas.idGreek261.52.2532.92.4-27
Bengali
171.00.2241.30.2-7
Nepali
171.00.270.40.1+10
Korean
160.90.3201.10.3-4
Sinhalese
150.80.2110.60.2+4
map this data in atlas.idItalian140.80.990.51.0+5
Lao
130.70.0110.60.0+2
Tamil
120.70.2191.00.1-7
Non-verbal so described
110.60.200.00.1+11
Swahili
110.60.170.40.1+4
Tetum
110.60.080.40.0+3
Hindi
100.60.3181.00.2-8
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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
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
90651.281.798353.984.0-77
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total80645.514.775941.613.4+47
Not stated
593.33.6834.52.6-24

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 Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Arabic, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Cantonese, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Greek, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Nepali, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Bengali, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Korean, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Sinhalese, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Mandarin, Bedford Park: 10.2% Indonesian, Bedford Park: 5.9% Vietnamese, Bedford Park: 5.3% Arabic, Bedford Park: 3.3% Cantonese, Bedford Park: 2.3% Greek, Bedford Park: 1.5% Nepali, Bedford Park: 1.0% Bengali, Bedford Park: 1.0% Korean, Bedford Park: 0.9% Sinhalese, Bedford Park: 0.8%
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 Mandarin, Bedford Park: +30 Indonesian, Bedford Park: +6 Vietnamese, Bedford Park: +83 Arabic, Bedford Park: +34 Cantonese, Bedford Park: -1 Greek, Bedford Park: -27 Nepali, Bedford Park: +10 Bengali, Bedford Park: -7 Korean, Bedford Park: -4 Sinhalese, Bedford Park: +4
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 Bedford Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 51.2% of the population spoke English only, and 45.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 81.7% and 14.7% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Bedford Park was Mandarin, with 10.2% of the population, or 181 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (10.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Indonesian at home (5.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (5.3% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (3.3% compared to 0.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 47 or 6.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 77 or 7.8%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Bedford Park between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+83 persons)

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