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Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Language spoken at home

In Oakleigh East - Huntingdale, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale'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 East - Huntingdale'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
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek7699.96.579411.06.9-25
map this data in atlas.idMandarin6097.89.33905.46.1+219
Italian
5447.02.66398.83.1-95
Cantonese
1852.44.91662.34.9+19
Sinhalese
1361.82.21231.71.5+13
Punjabi
1251.60.8310.40.4+94
Hindi
1201.51.2911.30.9+29
Vietnamese
1071.41.5791.11.3+28
Indonesian
821.10.9871.20.8-5
Korean
801.01.3320.40.7+48
Arabic
801.00.7470.60.7+33
Tamil
700.91.3841.21.2-14
Filipino/Tagalog
650.80.5530.70.4+12
Spanish
600.80.5490.70.5+11
Bengali
560.70.4680.90.3-12
Russian
510.70.6480.70.6+3
French
500.60.5390.50.4+11
Chinese, nfd
460.60.540.10.3+42
Telugu
410.50.3200.30.2+21
Urdu
380.50.3220.30.1+16
Malayalam
370.50.3130.20.1+24
Malay
360.50.290.10.2+27
Japanese
340.40.4330.50.3+1
Polish
280.40.5500.70.6-22
German
280.40.4290.40.5-1
Hungarian
200.30.2260.40.3-6
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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 East - Huntingdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,60646.552.13,52448.756.7+82
Non-English total3,81949.244.43,44747.638.6+372
Not stated3344.33.52663.74.7+68

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% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Punjabi, City of Monash: 0.8% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.9% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Greek, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 9.9% Mandarin, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 7.8% Italian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 7.0% Cantonese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 2.4% Sinhalese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.8% Punjabi, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.6% Hindi, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.5% Vietnamese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.4% Indonesian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.1% Korean, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.0%
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, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -25 Mandarin, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +219 Italian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -95 Cantonese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +19 Sinhalese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +13 Punjabi, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +94 Hindi, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +29 Vietnamese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +28 Indonesian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -5 Korean, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +48
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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 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, 46.5% of the population spoke English only, and 49.2% 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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale was Greek, with 9.9% of the population, or 769 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale and City of Monash in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (7.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (9.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (2.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • 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 372 or 10.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 82 or 2.3%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Oakleigh East - Huntingdale between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+219 persons)
  • Italian (-95 persons)
  • Punjabi (+94 persons)

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