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Chadstone

Language spoken at home

In Chadstone, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Chadstone'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.

Chadstone'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
Chadstone - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin7049.09.34986.86.1+206
map this data in atlas.idGreek6338.16.56629.16.9-29
Cantonese
2883.74.93504.84.9-62
Italian
2743.52.62793.83.1-5
Sinhalese
1942.52.21191.61.5+75
Vietnamese
1301.71.5991.41.3+31
Indonesian
1181.50.91021.40.8+16
Korean
1151.51.3390.50.7+76
Hindi
1151.51.2901.20.9+25
Arabic
881.10.7680.90.7+20
Russian
751.00.6771.10.6-2
Punjabi
751.00.8871.20.4-12
Spanish
660.80.5701.00.5-4
Filipino/Tagalog
590.80.5460.60.4+13
Polish
520.70.5440.60.6+8
Persian/Dari
510.70.4630.90.4-12
Tamil
440.61.3400.51.2+4
French
420.50.5410.60.4+1
Chinese, nfd
370.50.5130.20.3+24
Somali
360.50.0300.40.0+6
Thai
360.50.2390.50.2-3
Urdu
360.50.3340.50.1+2
German
320.40.4270.40.5+5
Japanese
320.40.4340.50.3-2
Croatian
310.40.360.10.3+25
Serbian
260.30.360.10.3+20
Nuer
250.30.0120.20.0+13
Gujarati
240.30.4100.10.2+14
Malayalam
240.30.3140.20.1+10
Hungarian
230.30.2230.30.30
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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
Chadstone - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,60446.152.13,71550.956.7-111
Non-English total3,82148.944.43,28044.938.6+541
Not stated3945.03.53104.24.7+84

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 Mandarin, City of Monash: 9.3% Greek, City of Monash: 6.5% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.9% Italian, City of Monash: 2.6% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.9% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Mandarin, Chadstone: 9.0% Greek, Chadstone: 8.1% Cantonese, Chadstone: 3.7% Italian, Chadstone: 3.5% Sinhalese, Chadstone: 2.5% Vietnamese, Chadstone: 1.7% Indonesian, Chadstone: 1.5% Korean, Chadstone: 1.5% Hindi, Chadstone: 1.5% Arabic, Chadstone: 1.1%
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 Mandarin, Chadstone: +206 Greek, Chadstone: -29 Cantonese, Chadstone: -62 Italian, Chadstone: -5 Sinhalese, Chadstone: +75 Vietnamese, Chadstone: +31 Indonesian, Chadstone: +16 Korean, Chadstone: +76 Hindi, Chadstone: +25 Arabic, Chadstone: +20
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 Chadstone in 2011 compared to City of Monash 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, 46.1% of the population spoke English only, and 48.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 52.1% and 44.4% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Chadstone was Mandarin, with 9.0% of the population, or 704 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 541 or 16.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 111 or 3.0%.

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

  • Mandarin (+206 persons)
  • Korean (+76 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+75 persons)
  • Cantonese (-62 persons)

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