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Mulgrave

Language spoken at home

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In Mulgrave, 48% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,6638.714.71,0616.09.3+602
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,4567.65.71,5798.96.5-123
Vietnamese
6453.41.65603.21.5+85
Cantonese
6373.34.86403.64.9-3
Italian
6193.32.16413.62.6-22
Sinhalese
5863.12.54572.62.2+129
Tamil
2581.41.52481.41.3+10
Arabic
2171.10.72011.10.7+16
Hindi
2141.11.71580.91.2+56
Punjabi
1851.00.81220.70.8+63
Indonesian
1710.91.01460.80.9+25
Armenian
1340.70.31230.70.4+11
Spanish
1300.70.51410.80.5-11
Croatian
1290.70.31230.70.3+6
Serbian
1220.60.21560.90.3-34
Persian/Dari
1210.60.5860.50.4+35
Polish
1180.60.41270.70.5-9
Korean
1010.51.3490.31.3+52
Filipino/Tagalog
1000.50.51050.60.5-5
Urdu
950.50.4460.30.3+49
French
920.50.41020.60.5-10
German
810.40.41040.60.4-23
Malayalam
770.40.5530.30.3+24
Russian
740.40.5870.50.6-13
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
640.30.4960.50.4-32
Khmer
630.30.2380.20.2+25
Macedonian
630.30.1740.40.1-11
Japanese
590.30.5330.20.4+26
Bengali
550.30.5530.30.4+2
Gujarati
530.30.5350.20.4+18
Turkish
440.20.2410.20.2+3
Chinese, nfd
410.20.5370.20.5+4
Bosnian
360.20.1350.20.1+1
Nuer
340.20.0150.10.0+19
Telugu
330.20.5250.10.3+8
Thai
300.20.3190.10.2+11
Non-verbal so described
280.10.2270.20.1+1
Portuguese
250.10.1340.20.1-9
Hungarian
240.10.2400.20.2-16
Hakka
220.10.1110.10.1+11
Pashto
210.10.0160.10.1+5
Romanian
200.10.1310.20.1-11
Dinka
200.10.050.00.0+15
Afrikaans
170.10.1160.10.1+1
Marathi
170.10.3120.10.2+5
Slovene
160.10.0220.10.0-6
Somali
150.10.0140.10.0+1
Nepali
150.10.100.00.1+15
Malay
150.10.2270.20.2-12
Kannada
100.10.2170.10.1-7
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
100.10.030.00.0+7
Samoan
100.10.060.00.0+4
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
9,04547.545.49,06951.452.1-24
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total9,07247.650.18,14046.144.4+932
Not stated
9254.94.44472.53.5+478

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% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.8% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.5% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Punjabi, City of Monash: 0.8% Mandarin, Mulgrave: 8.7% Greek, Mulgrave: 7.6% Vietnamese, Mulgrave: 3.4% Cantonese, Mulgrave: 3.3% Italian, Mulgrave: 3.3% Sinhalese, Mulgrave: 3.1% Tamil, Mulgrave: 1.4% Arabic, Mulgrave: 1.1% Hindi, Mulgrave: 1.1% Punjabi, Mulgrave: 1.0%
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, Mulgrave: +602 Greek, Mulgrave: -123 Vietnamese, Mulgrave: +85 Cantonese, Mulgrave: -3 Italian, Mulgrave: -22 Sinhalese, Mulgrave: +129 Tamil, Mulgrave: +10 Arabic, Mulgrave: +16 Hindi, Mulgrave: +56 Punjabi, Mulgrave: +63
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 Mulgrave 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, 47.5% of the population spoke English only, and 47.6% 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 Mulgrave was Mandarin, with 8.7% of the population, or 1,663 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (8.7% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.3% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 932 or 11.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 24 or 0.3%.

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

  • Mandarin (+602 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+129 persons)
  • Greek (-123 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+85 persons)

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