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Mount Waverley

Language spoken at home

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In Mount Waverley, 43% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin4,57513.814.72,5107.89.3+2,065
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,6995.15.71,9346.06.5-235
Cantonese
1,4734.44.81,3804.34.9+93
Sinhalese
1,0443.22.58702.72.2+174
Korean
5211.61.34991.61.3+22
Italian
4821.52.15811.82.6-99
Hindi
4431.31.72600.81.2+183
Tamil
3981.21.53441.11.3+54
Vietnamese
3851.21.63291.01.5+56
Indonesian
2080.61.01490.50.9+59
Japanese
1770.50.51550.50.4+22
Persian/Dari
1520.50.5780.20.4+74
Polish
1470.40.41960.60.5-49
Russian
1420.40.51530.50.6-11
Bengali
1320.40.5910.30.4+41
Telugu
1320.40.5730.20.3+59
Filipino/Tagalog
1280.40.5970.30.5+31
Arabic
1280.40.71140.40.7+14
Gujarati
1260.40.5940.30.4+32
German
1190.40.41930.60.4-74
Punjabi
1170.40.81580.50.8-41
Spanish
1000.30.51030.30.5-3
French
950.30.4770.20.5+18
Marathi
910.30.3400.10.2+51
Chinese, nfd
800.20.51370.40.5-57
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
730.20.4840.30.4-11
Kannada
660.20.2300.10.1+36
Hungarian
660.20.2620.20.2+4
Thai
650.20.3730.20.2-8
Portuguese
640.20.1270.10.1+37
Malay
620.20.2360.10.2+26
Malayalam
550.20.5340.10.3+21
Urdu
490.10.4520.20.3-3
Hakka
480.10.1420.10.1+6
Non-verbal so described
430.10.2290.10.1+14
Afrikaans
420.10.1430.10.1-1
Croatian
400.10.3620.20.3-22
Dutch
360.10.1420.10.1-6
Serbian
350.10.2440.10.3-9
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only17,47952.845.419,50760.952.1-2,028
Non-English total14,28043.150.111,76536.744.4+2,515
Not stated1,3474.14.47792.43.5+568

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% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.5% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Indonesian, City of Monash: 1.0% Mandarin, Mount Waverley: 13.8% Greek, Mount Waverley: 5.1% Cantonese, Mount Waverley: 4.4% Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: 3.2% Korean, Mount Waverley: 1.6% Italian, Mount Waverley: 1.5% Hindi, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Tamil, Mount Waverley: 1.2% Vietnamese, Mount Waverley: 1.2% Indonesian, Mount Waverley: 0.6%
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, Mount Waverley: +2,065 Greek, Mount Waverley: -235 Cantonese, Mount Waverley: +93 Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: +174 Korean, Mount Waverley: +22 Italian, Mount Waverley: -99 Hindi, Mount Waverley: +183 Tamil, Mount Waverley: +54 Vietnamese, Mount Waverley: +56 Indonesian, Mount Waverley: +59
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 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, 52.8% of the population spoke English only, and 43.1% 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 Mount Waverley was Mandarin, with 13.8% of the population, or 4,575 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Mount Waverley and City of Monash in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,515 or 21.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 2,028 or 10.4%.

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

  • Mandarin (+2,065 persons)
  • Greek (-235 persons)
  • Hindi (+183 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+174 persons)

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