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Hughesdale

Language spoken at home

In Hughesdale, 40% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Hughesdale'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.

Hughesdale'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
Hughesdale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek90912.96.591114.06.9-2
map this data in atlas.idMandarin4536.49.32724.26.1+181
Italian
1452.12.61832.83.1-38
Gujarati
1231.70.4110.20.2+112
Cantonese
1101.64.91372.14.9-27
Hindi
861.21.2500.80.9+36
Korean
781.11.3560.90.7+22
Russian
771.10.6641.00.6+13
Vietnamese
620.91.5310.51.3+31
Indonesian
560.80.9540.80.8+2
Japanese
560.80.4370.60.3+19
Spanish
520.70.5240.40.5+28
French
480.70.5360.60.4+12
Sinhalese
370.52.2270.41.5+10
Punjabi
330.50.8140.20.4+19
Tamil
320.51.3300.51.2+2
Arabic
320.50.7310.50.7+1
Chinese, nfd
310.40.560.10.3+25
Polish
250.40.5430.70.6-18
Telugu
240.30.3140.20.2+10
Hebrew
230.30.1110.20.1+12
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
220.30.4110.20.3+11
Bengali
220.30.4130.20.3+9
Nepali
200.30.160.10.0+14
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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
Hughesdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,92555.752.13,94460.756.7-19
Non-English total2,82640.144.42,35236.238.6+474
Not stated2944.23.52043.14.7+90

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 Greek, City of Monash: 6.5% Mandarin, City of Monash: 9.3% Italian, City of Monash: 2.6% Gujarati, City of Monash: 0.4% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.9% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Russian, City of Monash: 0.6% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.9% Greek, Hughesdale: 12.9% Mandarin, Hughesdale: 6.4% Italian, Hughesdale: 2.1% Gujarati, Hughesdale: 1.7% Cantonese, Hughesdale: 1.6% Hindi, Hughesdale: 1.2% Korean, Hughesdale: 1.1% Russian, Hughesdale: 1.1% Vietnamese, Hughesdale: 0.9% Indonesian, Hughesdale: 0.8%
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 Greek, Hughesdale: -2 Mandarin, Hughesdale: +181 Italian, Hughesdale: -38 Gujarati, Hughesdale: +112 Cantonese, Hughesdale: -27 Hindi, Hughesdale: +36 Korean, Hughesdale: +22 Russian, Hughesdale: +13 Vietnamese, Hughesdale: +31 Indonesian, Hughesdale: +2
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 Hughesdale in 2011 compared to City of Monash 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, 55.7% of the population spoke English only, and 40.1% 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 Hughesdale was Greek, with 12.9% of the population, or 909 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (12.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (1.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (0.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 474 or 20.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 19 or 0.5%.

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

  • Mandarin (+181 persons)
  • Gujarati (+112 persons)

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