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Oakleigh

Language spoken at home

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In Oakleigh, 41% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Oakleigh'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.

Oakleigh'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
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGreek98712.85.71,01613.56.5-29
map this data in atlas.idMandarin5577.214.74055.49.3+152
Italian
2323.02.12463.32.6-14
Cantonese
1301.74.81431.94.9-13
Korean
1161.51.3791.11.3+37
Hindi
1041.41.7570.81.2+47
Vietnamese
771.01.6550.71.5+22
Spanish
741.00.5630.80.5+11
Arabic
741.00.7680.90.7+6
Russian
700.90.5480.60.6+22
French
550.70.4710.90.5-16
Japanese
440.60.5380.50.4+6
Tamil
390.51.5250.31.3+14
Sinhalese
350.52.5450.62.2-10
Punjabi
350.50.8700.90.8-35
Telugu
330.40.5380.50.3-5
Filipino/Tagalog
330.40.5190.30.5+14
Gujarati
330.40.5600.80.4-27
Nepali
270.40.1190.30.1+8
German
270.40.4260.30.4+1
Polish
250.30.4380.50.5-13
Indonesian
250.31.0370.50.9-12
Chinese, nfd
240.30.5300.40.5-6
Kannada
210.30.2120.20.1+9
Serbian
210.30.2250.30.3-4
Bengali
160.20.5130.20.4+3
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
130.20.430.00.4+10
Marathi
110.10.3150.20.2-4
Portuguese
110.10.130.00.1+8
Persian/Dari
110.10.5140.20.4-3
Croatian
110.10.3190.30.3-8
Non-verbal so described
100.10.290.10.1+1
Romanian
100.10.190.10.1+1
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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
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,16954.245.44,18655.752.1-17
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total3,12240.650.13,02440.244.4+98
Not stated
4025.24.43104.13.5+92

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 Greek, City of Monash: 5.7% Mandarin, City of Monash: 14.7% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.8% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Spanish, City of Monash: 0.5% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Russian, City of Monash: 0.5% Greek, Oakleigh: 12.8% Mandarin, Oakleigh: 7.2% Italian, Oakleigh: 3.0% Cantonese, Oakleigh: 1.7% Korean, Oakleigh: 1.5% Hindi, Oakleigh: 1.4% Vietnamese, Oakleigh: 1.0% Spanish, Oakleigh: 1.0% Arabic, Oakleigh: 1.0% Russian, Oakleigh: 0.9%
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 Greek, Oakleigh: -29 Mandarin, Oakleigh: +152 Italian, Oakleigh: -14 Cantonese, Oakleigh: -13 Korean, Oakleigh: +37 Hindi, Oakleigh: +47 Vietnamese, Oakleigh: +22 Spanish, Oakleigh: +11 Arabic, Oakleigh: +6 Russian, Oakleigh: +22
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 Oakleigh 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, 54.2% of the population spoke English only, and 40.6% 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 Oakleigh was Greek, with 12.8% of the population, or 987 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Oakleigh and City of Monash in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (12.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (7.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (1.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (0.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 98 or 3.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 17 or 0.4%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Oakleigh between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+152 persons)

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