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Mount Waverley

Language spoken at home

In Mount Waverley, 37% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Mount Waverley'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.

Mount Waverley'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
Mount Waverley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2,5107.89.31,4684.86.1+1,042
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,9346.06.51,8716.16.9+63
Cantonese
1,3804.34.91,1853.94.9+195
Sinhalese
8702.72.25311.71.5+339
Italian
5811.82.66122.03.1-31
Korean
4991.61.32130.70.7+286
Tamil
3441.11.32450.81.2+99
Vietnamese
3291.01.53031.01.3+26
Hindi
2600.81.21690.60.9+91
Polish
1960.60.52120.70.6-16
German
1930.60.42030.70.5-10
Punjabi
1580.50.8280.10.4+130
Japanese
1550.50.41130.40.3+42
Russian
1530.50.61720.60.6-19
Indonesian
1490.50.91540.50.8-5
Chinese, nfd
1370.40.5390.10.3+98
Arabic
1140.40.71140.40.70
Spanish
1030.30.51080.40.5-5
Filipino/Tagalog
970.30.5840.30.4+13
Gujarati
940.30.4580.20.2+36
Bengali
910.30.4650.20.3+26
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
840.30.4880.30.3-4
Persian/Dari
780.20.4540.20.4+24
French
770.20.5710.20.4+6
Telugu
730.20.3350.10.2+38
Thai
730.20.2230.10.2+50
Hungarian
620.20.2790.30.3-17
Croatian
620.20.3730.20.3-11
Urdu
520.20.340.00.1+48
Serbian
440.10.3590.20.3-15
Afrikaans
430.10.1170.10.1+26
Hakka
420.10.1260.10.1+16
Dutch
420.10.1510.20.1-9
Macedonian
400.10.1420.10.1-2
Marathi
400.10.2330.10.1+7
Malay
360.10.290.00.2+27
Malayalam
340.10.3390.10.1-5
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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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only19,50760.952.120,16365.956.7-656
Non-English total11,76536.744.49,19930.138.6+2,566
Not stated7792.43.51,2324.04.7-453

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% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Italian, City of Monash: 2.6% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.3% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Polish, City of Monash: 0.5% Mandarin, Mount Waverley: 7.8% Greek, Mount Waverley: 6.0% Cantonese, Mount Waverley: 4.3% Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: 2.7% Italian, Mount Waverley: 1.8% Korean, Mount Waverley: 1.6% Tamil, Mount Waverley: 1.1% Vietnamese, Mount Waverley: 1.0% Hindi, Mount Waverley: 0.8% Polish, Mount Waverley: 0.6%
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, Mount Waverley: +1,042 Greek, Mount Waverley: +63 Cantonese, Mount Waverley: +195 Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: +339 Italian, Mount Waverley: -31 Korean, Mount Waverley: +286 Tamil, Mount Waverley: +99 Vietnamese, Mount Waverley: +26 Hindi, Mount Waverley: +91 Polish, Mount Waverley: -16
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 Mount Waverley 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, 60.9% of the population spoke English only, and 36.7% 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 Mount Waverley was Mandarin, with 7.8% of the population, or 2,510 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Mount Waverley and City of Monash in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (7.8% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,566 or 27.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 656 or 3.3%.

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

  • Mandarin (+1,042 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+339 persons)
  • Korean (+286 persons)
  • Cantonese (+195 persons)

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