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Language spoken at home

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In Clayton, 69% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Clayton'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.

Clayton'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
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin5,18227.114.72,72417.59.3+2,458
map this data in atlas.idGreek8994.75.79626.26.5-63
Cantonese
8194.34.87554.94.9+64
Indonesian
5552.91.04562.90.9+99
Hindi
5202.71.73252.11.2+195
Italian
4302.22.14873.12.6-57
Punjabi
4272.20.84723.00.8-45
Chinese, nfd
4142.20.52271.50.5+187
Sinhalese
3571.92.53132.02.2+44
Vietnamese
3541.91.62881.91.5+66
Bengali
3001.60.52201.40.4+80
Korean
2871.51.32681.71.3+19
Malayalam
2821.50.52231.40.3+59
Tamil
2431.31.52031.31.3+40
Telugu
1720.90.5870.60.3+85
Arabic
1690.90.71420.90.7+27
Gujarati
1590.80.5960.60.4+63
Filipino/Tagalog
1470.80.51631.00.5-16
Urdu
1400.70.4870.60.3+53
Japanese
1090.60.5560.40.4+53
Persian/Dari
910.50.5670.40.4+24
French
910.50.41100.70.5-19
Spanish
890.50.5800.50.5+9
Malay
810.40.21601.00.2-79
Thai
780.40.3390.30.2+39
Nepali
610.30.1300.20.1+31
Russian
600.30.51050.70.6-45
Marathi
490.30.3200.10.2+29
Kannada
420.20.2230.10.1+19
Non-verbal so described
400.20.2380.20.1+2
Khmer
390.20.2270.20.2+12
German
300.20.4330.20.4-3
Polish
290.20.4320.20.5-3
Burmese
250.10.0300.20.1-5
Hungarian
230.10.2410.30.2-18
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
220.10.4520.30.4-30
Portuguese
210.10.1150.10.1+6
Māori (Cook Island)
210.10.0270.20.0-6
Croatian
210.10.3560.40.3-35
Shona
150.10.0340.20.1-19
Nuer
140.10.0160.10.0-2
Samoan
120.10.0320.20.0-20
Serbian
110.10.2100.10.3+1
Romanian
100.10.1130.10.1-3
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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
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,87825.545.44,64629.952.1+232
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total13,22769.250.110,06264.744.4+3,165
Not stated
1,0145.34.48335.43.5+181

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% Indonesian, City of Monash: 1.0% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Punjabi, City of Monash: 0.8% Chinese, nfd, City of Monash: 0.5% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Mandarin, Clayton: 27.1% Greek, Clayton: 4.7% Cantonese, Clayton: 4.3% Indonesian, Clayton: 2.9% Hindi, Clayton: 2.7% Italian, Clayton: 2.2% Punjabi, Clayton: 2.2% Chinese, nfd, Clayton: 2.2% Sinhalese, Clayton: 1.9% Vietnamese, Clayton: 1.9%
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, Clayton: +2,458 Greek, Clayton: -63 Cantonese, Clayton: +64 Indonesian, Clayton: +99 Hindi, Clayton: +195 Italian, Clayton: -57 Punjabi, Clayton: -45 Chinese, nfd, Clayton: +187 Sinhalese, Clayton: +44 Vietnamese, Clayton: +66
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 Clayton in 2016 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, 25.5% of the population spoke English only, and 69.2% 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 Clayton was Mandarin, with 27.1% of the population, or 5,182 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Clayton and City of Monash in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (27.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Indonesian at home (2.9% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Chinese, nfd at home (2.2% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (2.2% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,165 or 31.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 232 or 5.0%.

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

  • Mandarin (+2,458 persons)
  • Hindi (+195 persons)
  • Chinese, nfd (+187 persons)
  • Indonesian (+99 persons)

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