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Oakleigh South

Language spoken at home

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

Oakleigh South'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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGreek57611.35.759112.06.5-15
map this data in atlas.idMandarin3587.014.71913.99.3+167
Italian
1402.82.11432.92.6-3
Cantonese
1192.34.81012.04.9+18
Hindi
981.91.7541.11.2+44
Vietnamese
821.61.6521.11.5+30
Russian
721.40.5911.80.6-19
Korean
591.21.3320.61.3+27
Sinhalese
541.12.5460.92.2+8
Japanese
511.00.5601.20.4-9
Tamil
501.01.5290.61.3+21
Arabic
440.90.7450.90.7-1
Punjabi
380.70.8691.40.8-31
Malayalam
320.60.5330.70.3-1
Spanish
320.60.5370.70.5-5
Polish
310.60.4300.60.5+1
Gujarati
310.60.580.20.4+23
French
310.60.4310.60.50
Indonesian
260.51.0310.60.9-5
Hebrew
230.50.1130.30.1+10
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only2,65352.245.42,77556.252.1-122
Non-English total2,17642.850.11,96339.844.4+213
Not stated2535.04.41984.03.5+55

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% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Russian, City of Monash: 0.5% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Japanese, City of Monash: 0.5% Greek, Oakleigh South: 11.3% Mandarin, Oakleigh South: 7.0% Italian, Oakleigh South: 2.8% Cantonese, Oakleigh South: 2.3% Hindi, Oakleigh South: 1.9% Vietnamese, Oakleigh South: 1.6% Russian, Oakleigh South: 1.4% Korean, Oakleigh South: 1.2% Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: 1.1% Japanese, Oakleigh South: 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 Greek, Oakleigh South: -15 Mandarin, Oakleigh South: +167 Italian, Oakleigh South: -3 Cantonese, Oakleigh South: +18 Hindi, Oakleigh South: +44 Vietnamese, Oakleigh South: +30 Russian, Oakleigh South: -19 Korean, Oakleigh South: +27 Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: +8 Japanese, Oakleigh South: -9
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 South 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, 52.2% of the population spoke English only, and 42.8% 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 South was Greek, with 11.3% of the population, or 576 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (11.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (7.0% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (2.3% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (1.1% 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 213 or 10.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 122 or 4.4%.

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

  • Mandarin (+167 persons)

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