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In Mulgrave, 46% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Mulgrave'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.

Mulgrave'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
Mulgrave - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,5798.96.51,5349.46.9+45
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,0616.09.34963.06.1+565
Italian
6413.62.67294.53.1-88
Cantonese
6403.64.95003.14.9+140
Vietnamese
5603.21.54893.01.3+71
Sinhalese
4572.62.21861.11.5+271
Tamil
2481.41.31711.11.2+77
Arabic
2011.10.71751.10.7+26
Hindi
1580.91.21110.70.9+47
Serbian
1560.90.31601.00.3-4
Indonesian
1460.80.9890.50.8+57
Spanish
1410.80.51591.00.5-18
Polish
1270.70.51360.80.6-9
Armenian
1230.70.41420.90.4-19
Croatian
1230.70.31530.90.3-30
Punjabi
1220.70.8380.20.4+84
Filipino/Tagalog
1050.60.51010.60.4+4
German
1040.60.41100.70.5-6
French
1020.60.5980.60.4+4
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
960.50.4670.40.3+29
Russian
870.50.6580.40.6+29
Persian/Dari
860.50.4730.40.4+13
Macedonian
740.40.1680.40.1+6
Bengali
530.30.4300.20.3+23
Malayalam
530.30.3280.20.1+25
Korean
490.31.3110.10.7+38
Urdu
460.30.3110.10.1+35
Turkish
410.20.2420.30.2-1
Hungarian
400.20.2550.30.3-15
Khmer
380.20.2460.30.1-8
Chinese, nfd
370.20.590.10.3+28
Gujarati
350.20.490.10.2+26
Bosnian
350.20.1320.20.1+3
Portuguese
340.20.130.00.1+31
Japanese
330.20.4230.10.3+10
Romanian
310.20.1240.10.1+7
Non-verbal so described
270.20.1230.10.2+4
Malay
270.20.2150.10.2+12
Dutch
260.10.1180.10.1+8
Telugu
250.10.3180.10.2+7
Shona
220.10.100.00.0+22
Slovene
220.10.0150.10.0+7
Māori (Cook Island)
200.10.070.00.1+13
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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
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,06951.452.18,84154.356.7+228
Non-English total8,14046.144.46,62040.738.6+1,520
Not stated4472.53.58225.04.7-375

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% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.9% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.3% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Serbian, City of Monash: 0.3% Greek, Mulgrave: 8.9% Mandarin, Mulgrave: 6.0% Italian, Mulgrave: 3.6% Cantonese, Mulgrave: 3.6% Vietnamese, Mulgrave: 3.2% Sinhalese, Mulgrave: 2.6% Tamil, Mulgrave: 1.4% Arabic, Mulgrave: 1.1% Hindi, Mulgrave: 0.9% Serbian, Mulgrave: 0.9%
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, Mulgrave: +45 Mandarin, Mulgrave: +565 Italian, Mulgrave: -88 Cantonese, Mulgrave: +140 Vietnamese, Mulgrave: +71 Sinhalese, Mulgrave: +271 Tamil, Mulgrave: +77 Arabic, Mulgrave: +26 Hindi, Mulgrave: +47 Serbian, Mulgrave: -4
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 Mulgrave in 2011 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, 51.4% of the population spoke English only, and 46.1% 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 Mulgrave was Greek, with 8.9% of the population, or 1,579 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.6% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,520 or 23.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 228 or 2.6%.

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

  • Mandarin (+565 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+271 persons)
  • Cantonese (+140 persons)
  • Italian (-88 persons)

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