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Chadstone

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Chadstone, 50% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Chadstone - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,07412.614.77049.09.3+370
map this data in atlas.idGreek6267.35.76338.16.5-7
Cantonese
3063.64.82883.74.9+18
Italian
2422.82.12743.52.6-32
Sinhalese
2002.32.51942.52.2+6
Hindi
1611.91.71151.51.2+46
Vietnamese
1531.81.61301.71.5+23
Korean
1421.71.31151.51.3+27
Indonesian
1231.41.01181.50.9+5
Spanish
871.00.5660.80.5+21
Arabic
750.90.7881.10.7-13
Persian/Dari
730.90.5510.70.4+22
Russian
700.80.5751.00.6-5
Thai
640.80.3360.50.2+28
Japanese
580.70.5320.40.4+26
Polish
560.70.4520.70.5+4
French
550.60.4420.50.5+13
Punjabi
510.60.8751.00.8-24
Filipino/Tagalog
510.60.5590.80.5-8
Urdu
490.60.4360.50.3+13
Tamil
390.51.5440.61.3-5
Hebrew
320.40.1190.20.1+13
Malayalam
290.30.5240.30.3+5
Serbian
280.30.2260.30.3+2
Telugu
250.30.590.10.3+16
Gujarati
230.30.5240.30.4-1
Chinese, nfd
210.20.5370.50.5-16
Croatian
210.20.3310.40.3-10
German
200.20.4320.40.4-12
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
3,77544.345.43,60446.152.1+171
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,22849.650.13,82148.944.4+407
Not stated
5206.14.43945.03.5+126

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 Monash: 14.7% Greek, City of Monash: 5.7% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.8% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Indonesian, City of Monash: 1.0% Spanish, City of Monash: 0.5% Mandarin, Chadstone: 12.6% Greek, Chadstone: 7.3% Cantonese, Chadstone: 3.6% Italian, Chadstone: 2.8% Sinhalese, Chadstone: 2.3% Hindi, Chadstone: 1.9% Vietnamese, Chadstone: 1.8% Korean, Chadstone: 1.7% Indonesian, Chadstone: 1.4% Spanish, Chadstone: 1.0%
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, Chadstone: +370 Greek, Chadstone: -7 Cantonese, Chadstone: +18 Italian, Chadstone: -32 Sinhalese, Chadstone: +6 Hindi, Chadstone: +46 Vietnamese, Chadstone: +23 Korean, Chadstone: +27 Indonesian, Chadstone: +5 Spanish, Chadstone: +21
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 Chadstone in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 44.3% of the population spoke English only, and 49.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 45.4% and 50.1% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Chadstone was Mandarin, with 12.6% of the population, or 1,074 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (12.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Tamil at home (0.5% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 407 or 10.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 171 or 4.7%.

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

  • Mandarin (+370 persons)

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